No criminal charges for Miami Twp. officer in 2017 fatal shooting

A Miami Twp. police officer who shot and killed a 33-year-old man in December 2017 will not face criminal charges, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

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A Montgomery County grand jury returned a no true bill to criminal charges for Miami Twp. officer James McCarty, according to a report released Wednesday morning.

McCarty shot and killed Robert Edwards after officers were dispatched to Edwards’ home Dec. 20. on reports of a suicidal person.

Police said earlier Edwards confronted officers while holding a what appeared to be a handgun and refused to drop it after police gave him several commands.

The weapon Edwards was carrying was later found to be a pellet gun, investigators said.

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