Colorado policemen who shot and killed a teenager while running away from them this summer are not being charged with a crime, a report said Wednesday.
A large jury in Colorado Springs unanimously concluded that the police were eligible The 19-year-old De & # 39; Von Bailey, who was armed with a gun, was shot dead in August, the Denver Post reported.
The decision was announced by the district attorney who told reporters that the case was "a terrible tragedy for our community.
The officers who shot Bailey responded to the scene on August 3, after receiving a report from a suspect with a gun nearby.
The police asked Bailey and another man to hold their hands over their hips so they could search for weapons, as well as camera shots of the incidents.
When one of the policemen from behind approached Bailey to search him, he sprinted off. The video shows. The police chased after him and repeatedly yelled at Bailey to lift his hands.
Then they opened fire and hit Bailey in the back. Bailey collapsed at the scene and the police searched him and discovered the pistol hidden in his shorts.
The murder unleashed nationwide protests in the summer, as the video of the shootout made nationwide headlines.
A Bailey family lawyer said his relatives were "extremely disappointed with the grand jury's decision," the Denver Post reported.