No charges for 3 Albuquerque officers in 2013 shooting
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three Albuquerque police officers involved in the 2013 shooting of a suspect will not be charged.
The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/29LJJIJ) that District Attorney Kari Brandenburg announced Friday there was “no probable cause” to prosecute James Edison, Luke McPeek and David Munoz.
Brandenburg says the officers acted properly out of concern for others.
Initially, there were questions as to whether suspect Shaine Sherrill, who survived the December 2013 shooting, was armed.
Police were responding that day to a domestic violence call involving Sherrill and his ex-girlfriend.
Investigators say Sherrill had expressed a desire to be shot by cops and pulled an object from his waistband that looked like a gun.
The three officers, who were aware Sherrill had 11 outstanding felony warrants, fired. They hit Sherrill three times.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com