Andrew L. Closson (7413)

1/1/2013: Deputies responded to a 911 call of shots fired in the suspect's home. They set up a perimeter, however the suspect was able to escape through the back of the house. Lt. Christopher Hoyt, driving to the scene, saw a man hitchhiking on the northbound shoulder of U.S. Highway 53 just north of Gordon. Hoyt turned on lights, exited the vehicle, drew his weapon, and demanded suspect show his hands. Andrew Closson allegedly raised a long gun by his leg, pointing it at the deputy. Hoyt shot three times, killing Closson. Shooting was deemed justified by Douglas County District Attorney Dan Blank.

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