MOUNT AIRY, Md. — Prosecutors will not pursue charges against two Maryland police officers who fatally shot a man during a confrontation after a traffic stop this summer.

Frederick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith said in a letter obtained by the Frederick News-Post on Friday that his office had determined the officers’ use of force was justifiable.

The letter says the prosecutor’s office considers the matter closed.

Authorities have previously said police were stopping a van July 10 in connection with a burglary when it rammed an undercover police vehicle and headed toward three officers who were on foot.

Police said two officers fatally shot 26-year-old Cody Mitchell of Damascus, who was a passenger in the front seat.

A woman inside was unharmed and faces charges including burglary and theft.


Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, http://www.fredericknewspost.com

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