LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors have declined to file charges against a Little Rock police officer who fatally shot a man by firing at least 15 times into the windshield as the car was in motion.
Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley announced Friday that Officer Charles Starks won’t face charges in the Feb. 22 shooting of 30-year-old Bradley Blackshire, who was black. Police say Starks, who is white, was responding to a call after a detective confirmed the car Blackshire was driving was stolen.
In a video of the incident released last month, various angles showed Starks on the vehicle’s hood shooting at Blackshire through the windshield as the car continued to move.
Little Rock police say Starks is still being paid but not performing any departmental duties while they conduct an internal investigation.
The decision was detailed in a four-page letter from Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley to Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey.
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