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Was ‘death shot’ needed?

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I am again horrified by the (shooting) by police officers of another suspect in El Dorado County (Journal, April 1). The woman was mentally ill! All she did was steal an ambulance. Was a “death shot” really required? I have already written to the Attorney General’s office in Sacramento to urge a complete investigation into why there are so many (per capita) shootings in the El Dorado County areas by police officers against suspects. I urge others to do the same. I know one thing for sure about El Dorado County. It’s not a great place to visit and I wouldn’t want to live there! Shawn Weaver, Foresthill