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Federal officials close review of fatal shooting of John Crawford

Walmart security image of the shooting incident (FOX19 NOW/file) Walmart security image of the shooting incident (FOX19 NOW/file)
John Crawford (FOX19 NOW file) John Crawford (FOX19 NOW file)
BEAVERCREEK, OH (FOX19) -

After investigating the fatal shooting of John Crawford III in a Walmart parking lot, federal officials announced that they will not pursue charges against Beavercreek Police Officer Sean Williams.

Williams shot 22-year-old  Crawford in 2014 after a 911 call about someone waving a rifle in a store in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. Police said he didn't obey commands to drop what they learned later was an air rifle.

Officials revealed that after rigorous review by the Beavercreek Police Department, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the FBI, there was insufficient evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Officer Williams violated any federal civil rights laws in his shooting of Crawford.

Justice Department officials have notified Crawford’s family of this decision. 

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