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August 30, 2014, 3:11 am
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Cop Cleared, Shooting Victim Indicted


A Sangamon County grand jury has indicted a man who was arrested after being shot by a Springfield police officer last month.  But the officer is in the clear... State's Attorney John Milhiser says the shooting was a justified use of force.

 

Antonio Florence is facing multiple charges for the incident February 21st that led to his shooting at a residence on Gregory Court.  Police responding to a 911 hangup call confronted Florence... who allegedly struck and bit the officer while trying to grab his gun.  The officer then shot Florence in the leg.

 

The investigation determined that the 911 call had been made by a sexual assault victim inside the residence.  Florence is charged with that alleged assault, and is facing other charges, including home invasion and aggravated battery.  He is being held on $1 million bond pending his next court appearance on March 31st.

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