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No Indictment In Beavercreek Police Shooting

Hamilton County

A special prosecutor says a grand jury found the white Beavercreek police officers who shot and killed an African-American man inside of a store  were justified in their actions. 

Mark Piepmeiersaid Wednesday the Greene County grand jury in Xenia opted not to issue any indictments in the Aug. 5 death of 22-year-old John Crawford III. A 911 caller reported Crawford was waving what appeared to be a rifle in the store. Police said he didn't obey commands to put down what turned out to be an air rifle he had apparently taken off a shelf. Crawford's family says the shooting was not justified and wants federal authorities to investigate whether race was a factor.

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