Prosecutor: No charges to be filed in fatal Va. shooting of gunman

Six eyewitnesses corroborated the officers' account of what happened

By Larry O'Dell
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond's prosecutor says no charges will be filed against two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black man.

Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring said Thursday that he reviewed results of a police internal investigation and determined there is no basis for presenting the case to a grand jury.

Twenty-year-old Keshawn Hargrove was killed in a shootout with Richmond officers Ryan Bailey and Jacob DeBoard on Aug. 6. Bailey was wounded.

Herring says six eyewitnesses corroborated the officers' account of what happened. The officers approached Hargrove after receiving a report about an armed man. Herring says Hargrove fired first, then continued shooting as he fled. Hargrove fired at least four shots. Police fired 14.

Bailey is black and DeBoard is white. Herring says DeBoard fired the fatal shot.

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