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Sep 24, 2014 12:51 PM

No indictment in Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

The Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) A special prosecutor says a grand jury found officers' actions were justified in the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart.

Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier (PEEP'-my-er) said Wednesday the Greene County grand jury opted not to issue any indictments in the Aug. 5 death of 22-year-old John Crawford III in Beavercreek.

A 911 caller reported Crawford was waving what appeared to be a rifle in the store. Police said he didn't obey commands to put down what turned out to be an air rifle.

Crawford's family says the shooting was not justified and wants federal authorities to investigate whether race was a factor. Crawford was black, the officers are white.

The city says it will ask the FBI to conduct a review. The state attorney general says a Justice Department review is appropriate.


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