make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Charlotte policeman cleared in suspect's death

READ MORE:

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) - Prosecutors say a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer will not be charged in the shooting death of a suspect last month.

District Attorney Andrew Murray says the deadly force used in the July 2 shooting death of 28-year-old Michael Deangelo Laney was justified.

Murray says there is no indication that Officer A.J. Holzhauer acted improperly during the arrest attempt.

Laney was suspected of an attempted armed robbery and shooting in June.

Another officer had spotted Laney on July 2 and the officer and Holzhauer tried to arrest the suspect. The officers said Laney tried to pull a gun before he was shot in the head and killed outside his home in Charlotte..

Laney's relatives have said police overreacted.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.