Donnie Joe Lira (5439)

6/12/2010: Pearson arrived at Lira's Cherry Township house after reports that he had opened fire on the Great Scott Township home where his estranged wife and two small children were staying. During a short standoff between the two, Lira reached into his nearby Chevrolet Cavalier and pulled out a rifle. He ignored Pearson's orders to drop the weapon, and instead loaded and pointed it at the officer. Pearson fired.

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