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Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
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PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw held a news conference Monday afternoon in which he announced deputy sergeant Michael Custer acted "within protocol" when he fired his weapon at Seth Adams on the night of May 17.
Sgt. Custer was part of a six-member undercover surveillance team in the area of Loxahatchee Groves concerned about a series of ATM thefts, unrelated to the Adams' property.
Bradshaw says toxicology reports show Adams was intoxicated when he and Custer came face to face.
The sheriff says Adams lunged at Custer who ended up firing four shots.
Because Adams later died, only Custer was able to provide investigators an account of what happened.
The sheriff said strong physical and forensic evidence supports Adams was threatening Custer and that Custer felt his life was threatened.
The sheriff said Adams' blood alcohol count was two times the legal limit. He said Emergency rescue crews were not blocked from the scene and that first aid was rendered in the appropriate time frame.
The sheriff said that one of the other responding deputies even took off his shirt to put pressure on Adams' chest gunshot wound.
Both PBSO and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement cleared Sgt. Custer of any wrongdoing.
The sheriff said that investigators at the State Attorney's Office will also be making the same determination.