Mother looks for answers over son's shooting

The mother of a 20-year-old Irish man who was shot dead by a US police officer last week has travelled to Oregon to look for answers.

The mother of a 20-year-old Irish man who was shot dead by a US police officer last week has travelled to Oregon to look for answers.

Dorothea Carroll plans to take her son’s body back to Dublin early next week.

Ms Carroll was hoping that a face-to-face meeting with investigators would yield more details about the night that Officer Tony Gonzalez shot her son, Andrew Hanlon.

A meeting with prosecutors today lasted two hours.

Deputy Marion County District Attorney Matthew Kemmy said he expects the case to go to the grand jury within two weeks.

Mr Hanlon was described by his family as mentally ill.

He was killed when Gonzalez responded to a report of a burglary at a house in Silverton.

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