Memphis DA: No charges for officers in fatal shooting

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Posted: Nov 02, 2016 11:46 AM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Memphis says no charges will be filed against two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man in January.

In a statement released Wednesday, Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said she believes a jury would find that the officers had "lawful justification" to shoot at 32-year-old Jonathon Bratcher in self-defense.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Bratcher was killed as he and another man were being pursued on foot after Bratcher drove away from a traffic stop and crashed his car while driving recklessly through a neighborhood on Jan. 27.

The TBI says Bratcher fired at officers Clement Marks and Alexander Fleites, who shot back. Bratcher died at the scene.

Marks is black and Fleites is white. Bratcher was black.