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Huntsville police officers cleared in fatal shooting

The officers fired several rounds that fatally wounded Robert Young after he refused to follow verball commands. (Source: WAFF) The officers fired several rounds that fatally wounded Robert Young after he refused to follow verball commands. (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Two Huntsville police officers are back on duty following the results of an Incident Review Board. 

The board reviewed evidence from an attempted burglary of a gas station on September 17. 

Two officers responded to the Marathon on Bailey Cove Road around 3 a.m. Saturday. 

When officers arrived they saw broken glass and a man walking around inside of the store.
 
The suspect ran out the door and pointed what looked like a pistol at officers. Officers said the man failed to obey their verbal commands; so they fired several rounds fatally wounding 45-year-old Robert Young of Huntsville.
 
The investigators later found that Young was carrying replicas of a Smith & Wesson M&P pistol and a Beretta 92 pistol.

READ MORE: Man killed after pointing fake guns at officers

The board found, after reviewing store surveillance video and testimony, that the officers acted in accordance with department procedures. 

No further action is expected. 

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