Shelby County D.A. announces no charges will be filed in the officer-involved shooting death of Brandon Webber
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich says no criminal charges will be filed in the U.S. marshal-involved shooting death of 20-year-old Brandon Webber.
Webber was shot and killed by five marshals while he was in a stolen car -- a car investigators say belonged to a man in DeSoto County who was trying to sell it to Webber.
After a test drive, investigators say Webber and the victim started negotiating the price outside the car. Webber shot the man five times and took the car.
Investigators say he later posted videos of himself online driving the stolen car.
Marshals tracked Webber to his grandmother’s house in Frayser last June.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Webber got out with a weapon before officers shot and killed him. Members of the community gathered in the streets in protest of the shooting.
Weirich says the U.S. marshals were justified with using use of lethal force in this situation because Webber showed no regard for life a week earlier.
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