- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Latest on a prosecutor’s decision to not charge two St. Louis police officers in the August 2015 shooting death of a black 18-year-old (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

St. Louis’ police chief says he’s confident the city prosecutor’s decision not to charge two officers in last year’s shooting death of a black 18-year-old was the result of a “comprehensive review.”

Police Chief Sam Dotson says his department plans its own review over possible tactical lessons that could be learned from Mansur Ball-Bey’s August 2015 death.

Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce concluded no evidence disproves police claims of self-defense in Ball-Bey’s death.

Joyce says the officers and a witness reported seeing an armed Ball-Bey run from a home during a raid, and the officers said they fired at him after he pointed his gun toward one of them.

An attorney for Ball-Bey’s family has questioned the police account that Ball-Bey was armed.

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2:30 p.m.

St. Louis’ prosecutor says she won’t be charging two officers in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old last year, concluding that no evidence disproves police claims of self-defense.

Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce announced her findings Thursday in the August 2015 death of Mansur Ball-Bey. She called the case “a tragedy in every aspect of the word.”

Joyce says the officers and a witness reported that an armed Ball-Bey ran from a home during a raid and was shot after pointing his gun toward an officer. Joyce says Ball-Bey’s loaded gun was found at the scene.

An attorney for Ball-Bey’s family has questioned the police account that Ball-Bey was armed.

Ball-Bey’s death came a little more than a year after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson, Missouri.

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