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Internal investigation clears Warren officer in Walker shooting

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WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – Warren police officer Michael Krafcik has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the 2013 shooting death of Taemarr Walker after a departmental internal affairs investigation.

The Tribune Chronicle reports the ruling affirmed a 2014 grand jury decision that Krafcik did what was necessary to protect his life.

Krafcik shot Walker four times, killing him on October 19, 2013 while Walker held a gun inside a car on Risher Road S.W. in Warren.

The woman who owned the vehicle, Regan Jelks, was charged with manslaughter because she owned the vehicle and knew there were firearms inside. A Trumbull County jury found her not guilty this week of the manslaughter charge but guilty on weapons violations.

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