SANTA ANA (AP) — The Orange County District Attorney’s office says a police officer was legally justified in the fatal shooting of an unarmed after a foot chase because she believed he was going to grab her gun.

The district attorney released a statement Monday saying Officer Jessica Guidry feared for her life when she fired on 22-year-old Hans Arellano at a Santa Ana strip mall last July.

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The report says Guidry, a 13-year department veteran at the time, believed Arellano was going to grab her gun and that she would be in a fight for her life if she didn’t shoot.

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Guidry says she felt it was necessary to approach Arellano with her gun drawn based on Arrellano’s mannerisms and the fact that he had just run from an officer.

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