- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Police officers in southern New Jersey have been cleared in the killing of a suspect after a chase that ended in a shootout in Atlantic City last year.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office says a grand jury found Tuesday that the officers were justified in killing 27-year-old Antoquan Watson after a 10-mile car chase that spanned four towns in March 2014.

Authorities say Watson dined at a Pleasantville restaurant and didn’t have enough cash to cover the bill after two credit cards were rejected. Witnesses say Watson walked out of the restaurant with a pistol in his hand.

After leading police on a chase that ended in Atlantic City, Watson began firing at the officers. Prosecutors say seven officers from Pleasantville and Atlantic City fired at Watson, killing him.

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