- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say a Fredericksburg police officer who fatally shot a white man earlier this year will not face charges.

State Police said Monday that they finished their investigation of the March shooting of Travis J. Blair and presented their findings to a special prosecutor.

Fauquier County Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Charles Peters said Officer Christopher Brossner’s shooting of Blair was lawful and justified.

A separate administrative review is ongoing. Police said Brossner was injured in the incident and remains on administrative duty.

Brossner shot Blair after a failed traffic stop ended a foot pursuit and fight, according to Peters. Blair died of a single gunshot to the right leg just above the knee.

A spokeswoman for the Fredericksburg Police Department said Brossner is Hispanic.


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