Four police officers will not be charged after a man was shot and killed during an evacuation last summer when he pointed a loaded weapon at them.
An officer who was near the gun said it was “the darkest hole I’ve ever seen in my life pointing directly at me,” according to a nine-page letter Siskiyou County District Attorney Kirk Andrus gave the officers’ bosses, which told them he was clearing the officers of charges.
Soobleej Kaub Hawj, 35, was stopped at a checkpoint near the California-Oregon border in Siskiyou County. On June 24, officials were evacuating the area as the Lava Fire was burning toward thousands of the area’s illegal cannabis farms.
The Sacramento Bee reported that Hawj’s blood had methamphetamine and amphetamines in it. He also