- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - A grand jury in Cleveland has agreed with a prosecutor’s conclusion that a fatal police shooting of a man holding a replica firearm on a Cleveland interstate was justified.

The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Prosecutor’s Office announced the decision Tuesday.

Thirty-one-year-old Michael Brennan was shot by six officers from Parma Heights, Parma and Brooklyn on Interstate 480 last October after robbing a pizza store in Parma Heights of $75.

Prosecutors say Brennan crashed his truck on I-480 after a high-speed chase on city streets and was shot after emerging from the vehicle holding a replica 9 mm handgun.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty in a statement called Brennan’s death “suicide by cop.”

The shooting was investigated by the Cleveland police department and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office.

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