No Charges for DC Officers Involved in Fatal Shooting of Robbery Suspect

Washington, D.C., police officers involved in the 2015 fatal shooting of an armed robbery suspect will not face charges.

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On Monday, federal prosecutors said that the five Washington, D.C., police officers involved in the 2015 fatal shooting of Marquesha McMillan will not face charges in her death, according to the Washington Post.

The U.S. attorney’s office said that there was insufficient evidence to pursue charges against the officers in the fatal shooting of McMillan, who was a suspect in an armed robbery.

According to the Post, during the robbery of a liquor store, McMillan, 21, was armed with a .380 semi-automatic weapon. The store is located in the 7800 block of Alaska Avenue NW.

Prosecutors say that McMillan shot at three police officers as she ran out of the rear parking lot and the officers returned the gunfire as she hid behind a dumpster. A witness claimed that McMillan, ignoring commands, reloaded and continued to fire at them when two other officers approached her and fatally shot her.

She was shot eight times.

Ned McCallister, her 22-year-old accomplice, pleaded guilty to robbery and was sentenced to four years in prison.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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