Crime

KSP Trooper cleared in shooting

An Allen man who was shot by a state trooper has been indicted on a charge of wanton endangerment, and the trooper who shot him has been cleared of wrongdoing.

Trooper Cassondra Mullins responded to a complaint of a woman being held against her will at the home of David G. Hall, 40, of Allen on Oct. 24.

After Mullins knocked on the door and identified herself, Hall answered with a shotgun pointed at her, according to a grand jury report filed with Hall's in Floyd Circuit Court indictment Jan. 19.

Mullins drew her gun, ordered Hall to lower his weapon several times and then saw his finger move toward the trigger. She shot Hall once in the chest.

Hall was treated at and eventually was discharged from Cabell-Huntington Hospital in West Virginia.

The grand jury declined to indict Mullins and charged Hall with first-degree wanton endangerment.

"Trooper Mullins had reason to fear for her safety and was justified in firing her weapon to defend herself," the grand jury wrote in its report.

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