- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Durham District Attorney Roger Echols says there is no probable cause to file charges against Durham police officers involved in a shooting last year that left a 21-year-old man dead.

Echols told local media outlets on Tuesday that no charges will be filed in the death of La’vante Trevon Biggs last September.

Authorities say officers received a report that Biggs was suicidal and tried to talk to him for a half hour. Echols says that Briggs aimed a gun at officers before he was shot. The gun he held turned out to be an air gun that resembled a real gun.

Echols says that under state law, officers are justified in using deadly force if they think a person presents a threat of death or serious injury to others.


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