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Investigation into police shooting continues

Two men are dead, shot by police. Now investigators are trying to figure out the details behind the shooting before judging, using the term "justifiable use of force." If the officers or others lives were in real danger, then police are cleared to use deadly force. What happened in this latest shooting the focus of this investigators report.

Shattered glass. Orange paint.Remnants of a strip mall shooting. Two police officers killed two Hispanic men who had just left La Bamba Restaurant.

But how did this shooting start? Well, we stopped by this strip mall to ask around. The thrift store and the beauty supply shop right next door were both closed by one o'clock Sunday morning. La Bomba restaurant was open then. It's closed now. So how did this shooting start? Well, we still don't know, police won't say, their investigation underway.

We do know the two officers involved were already in the parking lot. A bizarre series of car accidents broke out. One of the officers was hit by a car, both opened fire--the driver and passenger--both hit and killed, marking the third police involved shooting in thirteen months...

October 2005, uniformed officers shot and killed a homeless man underneath I-565. In July 2006, undercover agents shot another man while serving a search warrant.

In those previous shootings, a review board cleared the officers involved in each case, just like in each case, a Madison County Grand Jury did the exact same.

Now once again, Huntsville Police Major Crimes Unit and Internal Affairs investigate another officer involved shooting. Both will present evidence to a shooting review board and to a Madison County grand jury.

That's, of course, a matter of procedure. It should take anywhere from a few days to a week or more for the shooting review board to get that case.

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