first_imgA Clark County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at the deputy’s face in December was cleared of any wrongdoing.Deputy Steve Fox acted reasonably and lawfully when he shot and killed Paul J. Kolar, Clark County Prosecutor Tony Golik wrote in a review of the officer-involved shooting.The incident began when Fox was sent to 319 N.W. 289th St., at 7:50 a.m. Dec. 18 for a report of a prowler.A woman called 911 after a suspicious person banged on her door and stated he was stuck and needed help, the review states.Fox arrived and approached the person, identified as Kolar, and a Jeep Compass that appeared stuck in a field.Fox stated he observed Kolar had his hand on a holstered pistol and so Fox kept an eye on him while he relayed the vehicle’s license plate to a dispatcher.As soon as he looked up from reading the plate, Kolar walked toward Fox and took his hand out of a coat, holding a gun, according to the review. He brought the gun up and extended his arm, pointing the gun at Fox’s face, the review states.Fox stated he immediately drew his pistol and fired at Kolar, striking him four times, according to the review.“Deputy Fox was clear in his interview that he shot Mr. Kolar because he was in fear for his life,” Golik wrote in the review.last_img

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