No charges filed in West Memphis January officer involved shooting

No charges filed for officer involved shooting in West Memphis

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (KAIT) - On Wednesday, a grand jury returned a “No True Bill” in the case of an officer-involved shooting in West Memphis in January.

The shooting happened on Jan. 16 and resulted in a man and woman being killed.

According to a release from Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington, prosecutors presented evidence to a grand jury during the investigation of the shooting.

The evidence was collected by the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division.

The release states that a “No True Bill” is a legal procedure to dismiss charges against a defendant when the grand jury does not find enough evidence to charge the defendant with violating a criminal law.

The matter involving the January shooting is now considered closed with no charges filed, officials said.

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