Jeffersontown officers cleared in deadly shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Criminal charges will not be filed against two Jeffersontown police officers who fatally shot a man suspected of robbery.

Media outlets report that 30-year-old Roger D. Hall Jr. died Oct. 20 after officers Dwight Tyler and Torray Walker say he defied their orders to show his hands. Police suspected Hall had just attempted to rob a man. Witnesses had reported that Hall was armed with a gun.

Police had cornered Hall in a Holiday Inn parking lot. When he reached inside his hoodie’s pocket, the officers opened fire. Two of Tyler’s bullets struck Hall, who died soon after.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine reviewed the fatality and decided it was reasonable for the officers to believe Hall was carrying a gun when confronted. He says he won’t present the case to the Jefferson County grand jury.


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