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Prosecutor won’t charge officer in shooting after a collision

CHARLOTTE, N. C. – A prosecutor says a North Carolina police officer legitimately acted when he shot and killed a man after a car collision.

District Attorney Andrew Murray in the letter of Friday says Joshua Javier Diaz was shot on Jan. 26. The undercover Charlotte police officer was not named, nor does the breeds listed.

The officer says that his unmarked vehicle was sideswiped by a truck driven by Diaz, so he followed them and they eventually from their vehicles. The officer says Diaz brought a gun. Witnesses say Diaz fired. Spent cartridges were found in his revolver.

Seven civilian witnesses were interviewed, along with Diaz the passenger.

Murray found that Diaz “was armed with a firearm and aggressive approach of” the officer.

The prosecutor says that the use of force was justified and the officer will not face charges.

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