WASHINGTON (AP) — No officers will be charged in the fatal shooting of an armed man in Washington following a 2015 police chase.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia announced Friday that it has finished reviewing the actions of four officers from the Prince George's County and Forest Heights, Maryland, police departments who were involved in the shooting of James Covington Jr. on Nov. 2, 2015.
The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement that the shooting followed the armed carjacking of a man in Fort Washington, Maryland. Officials said Covington, who was found driving the vehicle, bailed out of the car following a chase and pointed a gun at police.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said evidence showed that officers were acting in self-defense at the time of the shooting.
The federal prosecutor's office said two of the officers involved in the shooting reported that they believed Covington fired the gun during the confrontation, but no shell casings were found and there wasn't enough evidence to determine whether Covington had recently fired the weapon.