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Official manslaughter charge filed against former police officer

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Former Little Rock Police Officer Josh Hastings will most likely go to trial to determine if he responded in the correct manner when he shot and killed a teenager.

Prosecutors are moving forward with the case by filing an official manslaughter charge Friday.

Hastings shot and killed Bobby Moore Jr. in August when he came upon the 15-year-old breaking into a car.

He argues he only took the necessary actions to protect himself. Hastings was fired from the police department after an internal investigation.