MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A prosecutor in North Carolina says two police officers will not face criminal charges over the shooting death of a Mooresville man.
The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that Randolph County District Attorney Andy Gregson had cleared the officers.
He said they reasonably feared for their lives.
They had fired high-powered rifles at Chris Craven outside his home in August. Craven was a parts department employee for Rick Hendrick’s NASCAR racing team.
His wife told the Observer earlier this month that Craven was having a mental health crisis and had complied with police commands.
Gregson said the officers were informed that Craven had committed a domestic assault and was suicidal.
The prosecutor said both officers saw Craven pull out a pistol.