- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Three police officers and a state trooper won’t face criminal charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a Newark man after a car chase last fall.

A state grand jury voted Wednesday to not indict the four.

The shooting occurred on an overpass over Route 3 in Rutherford, after police had pursued 23-year-old Kashaf Ashford and a passenger driving a stolen black Nissan Armada SUV.

Police approached the vehicle after it crashed into a wall. One officer told investigators he fired three shots after Ashford drove toward him and another officer.

A second officer said he fired after he saw Ashford lean over and felt he might have been reaching for a weapon.

A loaded .357-caliber revolver was found next to Ashford after the shooting.

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