A fatal shooting of a man by Anderson Police in June has been deemed justified by the District Attorney’s Office. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious man who had entered the backyard of a group home on Lodgepole Avenue. As officers approached, they saw 28-year-old Nikolai Landry sitting at a picnic table with what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun tucked under his left arm. He pointed the gun at the officers and they retreated to a patrol car, but still within view. They ordered him to drop the but but he refused. Officers negotiated for over 20 minutes but Landry didn’t comply with commands or make any attempts to communicate. When Landry suddenly held the gun with two hands and took aim at Officer Greg Gunderson, he was shot in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The gun was found to be a Daisy BB Pistol which was identical in appearance to a Beretta handgun. Landry was a resident of the group home with no criminal record and no drugs in his system. The D.A.’s investigation determined that the appearance of a threat was ample reason for deadly force.