LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Las Vegas police officers have been cleared in the shooting death last year of a 24-year-old man who lunged toward them with a metal wrench and screwdriver as they searched for him in his mother’s home.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said in a statement Tuesday that officers Glen Taylor and Eli Prunchak were legally justified in the August 2015 slaying of Abel Correa.

Taylor’s police body camera provided a view of the shooting shown to the media in the days afterward.

It recorded Correa bursting from a closet, with one of the officers telling him to get his hands up. Correa’s hands weren’t clearly seen.

Wolfson noted that Correa had high levels of methamphetamine and amphetamine in his system and had been hospitalized for an involuntary mental health evaluation.

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