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New Jersey Prosecutors Clear Camden Officers in Deadly Apartment Shooting

Two Camden County police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old armed man during a domestic violence call in November 2015.

County prosecutors announced Thursday that the unidentified officers' killing of Freddy Baez in Camden's Independence Village Apartment Complex was justified.

Police were called to the area following reports of a man with a gun.

Baez was killed after he fired one shot at the officers outside the Rutledge Walk residence and they returned fire. A silver handgun was found next to the front porch where Baez fell.

One of the officers narrowly escaped death, telling investigators that the bullet made a whistling sound as it whizzed past his left ear.

The New Jersey Attorney General's Office has affirmed the county prosecutors' ruling. [[238427591, C]]

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