- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Forsyth County’s district attorney has cleared a Winston-Salem police officer who shot and killed a Durham man earlier this year.

District Attorney Jim O’Neill told local media Tuesday that Cpl. David Walsh did nothing wrong when he shot and killed 26-year-old Montez Dewayne Hambric on May 25.

O’Neill said Hambric had grabbed Walsh’s baton and was charging toward the officer with it.

Police say Hambric had run from officers after being questioned about a hit and run when he was confronted by Walsh. The State Bureau of Investigation found that Walsh had used his stun gun on Hambric, but he got up and grabbed the officer’s baton.

Walsh had been on administrative leave during the investigation.

The prosecutor said the investigation determined the use of force was justified.

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