Police shooting of Villa Park teen ruled to be justified

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(Trevon Johnson, 17)

VILLA PARK, Ill. — A deadly shooting of a teenager by a sheriff’s deputy was ruled to be justified.

17-year-old Trevon Johnson was shot four times in a home in Villa Park in January.

His family had called police to report that he was armed with a knife and destroying items in the home.

Authorities say a deputy shot Johnson after he rushed at him with an object in his hand. The object turned out to be a trophy.

Prosecutors found that the deputy acted to protect himself and others in the house.