No charges against Fayetteville cops in shooting

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — No charges will be filed against two Fayetteville police officers who shot and wounded a man suspected of killing three people.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that Cumberland County District Attorney Bill West made that determination on Wednesday.

Sgt. Steven Bates and Officer Travis Smith were involved in the Nov. 26 shooting of Shawn Lee Legrand, who is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Ardell Paige Jr., Krystle Price Papile and Gregory Steven Fitzgerald.

Police initially thought the attack started as a break-in but said later Legrand went to the home to confront someone and then shot or stabbed the others.

Paige was shot, and Papile was stabbed multiple times.

Fitzgerald, who was stabbed, was alive when police arrived but died later at a hospital.

Credit: The Associated Press.

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