Police: no charges in officer-related fatal shooting

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Virginia State Police say a Fredericksburg police officer who fatally shot a man earlier this year will not face charges.

State Police said Monday that finished their investigation of the March shooting of Travis J. Blair and presented their findings to a special prosecutor.

Fauquier County Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Charles Peters said Officer Christopher Brossner's shooting of Blair was lawful and justified.

The Fredericksburg Police Department said a separate administrative review was still ongoing. They said Brossner was injured in the incident and remains on administrative duty.

Brossner shot Blair after a failed traffic stop ended a foot pursuit and a fight, according to Peters. Blair died of a single gunshot to the right leg just above the knee.


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