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Nov 6, 2009 6:48 AM

Officer cleared in shooting of suspect

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) District Attorney Hillar Moore says a nine-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department has been cleared in the April 29 shooting death of an armed robbery suspect during a stakeout.

Moore said Thursday an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury declined to indict Cpl. Larry Walters Jr. in the death of 21-year-old Dwight Joseph Ross.

Walters shot and killed Ross, a New Orleans native who moved to Baton Rouge by way of Texas after Hurricane Katrina, near a Family Dollar store.

Police said they believe Ross committed armed robberies at nine Baton Rouge businesses between Jan. 5 and April 29.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.2theadvocate.com

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