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DA's Office: Tulsa Police Officer Justified In Fatal Shooting

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Twenty-six-year-old Shem Lee was released from prison nine months before the fatal shooting. Twenty-six-year-old Shem Lee was released from prison nine months before the fatal shooting.

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TULSA, OK -- The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office found that police officer Kevin Warne was justified in using deadly force in the September 29, 2009, shooting of Shem Jovan Lee, according to a release from the Tulsa Police Department.

"The shooting will now be presented to the shooting review board to ensure that all Tulsa Police Policy was followed during the incident," the release states.

Tulsa Police officer Kevin Warne has been on paid leave after shooting and killing 26-year-old Shem Lee. The shooting happened near 61st and South Peoria while some gang officers were on patrol.

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Shem had been arrested the week before the shooting for trespassing. Also at the time of the shooting, he had only been out of prison for nine months, after admitting he had a gun while trying to break into a woman's house.

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