A year after a man was fatally shot by a Leavenworth police officer, the county attorney is still reviewing whether charges should be filed as a result of the shooting.

A year after a man was fatally shot by a Leavenworth police officer, the county attorney is still reviewing whether charges should be filed as a result of the shooting.

“We’re hoping to be able to make a decision shortly,” County Attorney Todd Thompson said.

The county attorney said his office recently received additional information in the case.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the officer-involved shooting, which occurred at 1708 Rose St.

Antonio Garcia Jr., 47, Leavenworth, died as a result of the July 11, 2017, shooting.

Matthew Harrington, the officer who shot Garcia, was later fired from the Leavenworth Police Department for allegedly violating department policy.

Garcia’s wife, Heather, was charged with a misdemeanor following the incident. She was accused of hiding a knife that had been in her husband’s possession.

Court records show the case against her was resolved in May because she entered into a diversion program.

As part of the diversion agreement, a stipulation of facts was prepared. The written document reviews what reportedly happened the night of the shooting.

According to the stipulation of facts, Harrington responded to the address on Rose Street in regards to a possible stolen vehicle.

While at the scene, Harrington determined there may have been a domestic dispute between Antonio Garcia Jr. and another party.

Garcia was not at the scene when Harrington arrived. But Garcia returned while the officer was there.

Garcia drove a vehicle into the driveway of the residence. Harrington attempted to speak with him.

Garcia reportedly had a pocket knife in his hand when he spoke to the officer. Harrington viewed the knife as a danger, according to the stipulation of facts.

The officer ordered Garcia to get out of the vehicle. But Garcia reportedly attempted to move the vehicle and was shot by Harrington, according to the stipulation of facts.

Harrington was terminated from the Leavenworth Police Department in January following professional standards investigation, according to Police Chief Pat Kitchens.

Kitchens said the Leavenworth Police Department may use the incident of the officer-involved shooting in the future for training officers.

“Anytime anything happens of significance, we use that as a learning tool,” he said.

Kitchens said he does not plan to use the case for training purposes until after it has been entirely resolved.

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