A Boston police officer was justified in shooting a man who pointed a loaded pistol at the officer’s head in a confrontation in August 2012 in the South End, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said.
Burrell Ramsey-White died from the single shot fired by Officer Mathew Pieroway.
An investigation found that Pieroway “acted reasonably and lawfully in self-defense,” District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said in a statement.
Conley said Pieroway only fired when Burrell Ramsey-White drew a .380-caliber pistol with five rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber — and pointed it at Pieroway’s head. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.