Portland police officer cleared in fatal shooting

Portland police officer cleared in fatal shooting
Billy Wayne Simms.

PORTLAND, Ore. - A grand jury ruled Friday that a fatal police shooting from a couple of weeks ago was justified.

Billy Wayne Simms was shot right before he crashed into a building Saturday, July 28. He died on the scene.

Officers were chasing him after he reportedly opened fire on a car with a family of five in it.

Simms was also wanted for robbing a medical marijuana grow in Southeast Portland.

The police officer who shot Simms, Justin Clary, is a 10-year veteran of the force.