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Prosecutor clears Charlotte officers in death

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

An investigation has concluded two Charlotte police officers did nothing wrong when they shot and killed a teen during an undercover drug deal earlier this year.

The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/1eHaYUm) that Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray has told Police Chief Rodney Monroe that a State Bureau of Investigation review found no wrongdoing by the officers.

Seventeen-year-old Jaquaz Walker died June 18 after he was shot as he tried to rob a police informant during a drug buy.

Walker's family had requested an investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation.

Murray says no criminal charges will be filed against the officers.

Police had targeted what they said were two gang members for a drug buy but the targets of the investigation tried to rob the informant when the shooting occurred.

Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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