Lawrence David Richardson (5201)

2/7/2010: At around 10:15 p.m., Patrolman Sean Shelton entered a home on Polland Road after a woman, returning home, feared Richardson was inside. The woman said had been threatened by Richardson, an ex-boyfriend, in the past. “The lights in the house were turned off and she knew something was wrong,” the sheriff said. “So she called the officer and asked him to check out the house.” Richardson shot Shelton twice; Shelton returned fire, shooting as many as a dozen times at Richardson, who was armed with a .22 caliber pistol, said Sheriff Otis Griffin. Richardson died on the scene.

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