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Supreme Court won't hear appeal in Texas suicide shooting

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is refusing to hear a lawsuit over whether a police officer can be sued for fatally shooting a Texas teenager who was threatening to commit suicide.

The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from the parents of Ruddy Elizondo, who was shot by a Garland police officer after a relative called for help.

Elizondo had threatened to kill himself with a knife and when the police officer arrived, threatened him with the weapon.

The officer fatally shot the boy, and the family sued the city.

Federal courts threw out the lawsuit, and justices on Monday refused to reopen it.

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