Valparaiso Officer Is Cleared Of Charges After Shooting

A Valparaiso Police Officer is cleared in the accidental shooting of a retired grade school teacher.

Marilyn Stephens was killed on April 10th, during a stand-off between her ex-husband and police.

The Porter County Prosecutor says Officer Daniel Koepke was justified in attempting to use deadly force.

An investigation determined a bullet he fired ricocheted off a car and struck Stephens.

Officer Koepke will return to the department in a couple of days.

He is been on paid leave for the past month.

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