- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) - A grand jury has voted not to indict two Ohio police officers who fatally shot a man after he pointed a gun at them.

The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office says the grand jury cleared Officers John Howard and Jerry Knight Tuesday after hearing from 15 witnesses over two days.

Authorities say the officers shot 23-year-old Jamarco McShann in October 2017 while investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle in Moraine.

Prosecutors say the officers had found McShann unresponsive in the vehicle with a pistol and a high-capacity magazine in his lap. The officers called for backup, and knocked on the car’s windows to wake up McShann.

Prosecutors say McShann ignored police commands and raised his firearm before officers opened fire.

McShann’s mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit last week.


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