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Iowa officers won't be prosecuted in shooting

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Two Cedar Rapids police officers won't face any charges for fatally shooting a woman during a December incident.

Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden says he believes the officers' actions were justified because Desirae Daniel pointed a loaded handgun at them after they ordered the 27-year-old to get out of the car.

The state Division of Criminal Investigation reviewed the Dec. 4 shooting and found that Daniel's gun had been reported stolen two months earlier.

Officer Mitchell Magill and Officer Adrienne Phelps fired nine times and struck Daniel six times.

Investigators found ingredients used to make methamphetamine in Daniel's car, and toxicology tests showed she had meth in her system.

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