CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police officers who shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy who had an air gun won’t face criminal charges.
Montgomery County’s prosecutor said Monday that a county grand jury declined to indict the two Centerville police officers after hearing testimony and evidence related to the Feb 2 shooting in Centerville, about 16 miles (26 kilometers) south of Dayton.
The teen’s injuries weren’t life-threatening.
The statement by the prosecutor’s office said the officers fired at the teen after he removed what they believed was a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at them. The prosecutor said the officers fired their weapons “due to the serious and imminent threat.”
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It was later discovered that the pistol was an air gun, which investigators said was indistinguishable from an actual gun.