District Attorney Says No Excessive Force Used In Police Death

A district attorney says lawmen acted properly when they shot and killed a Craven County man this summer.

D.A. Scott Thomas issued the report today on the death of Billy Golden, Junior.

Golden was killed after an August car chase. Lawmen said Golden tried to drive his car toward them while they were out of their vehicles. Thomas says two deputies and one state trooper shot at Golden.

His family felt officers used excessive force and that lawmen did not have to shoot the man.

The district attorney says an autopsy showed Golden's blood alcohol content was .21, that's more than twice the legal limit to drive, and that he had cocaine in his system.

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