A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer will not face charges in a controversial fatal shooting, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
CMPD Officer Wende Keri shot Danquirs Franklin March 25 in a Burger King parking lot after responding to a call about a man with a gun inside the restaurant.
Police Chief Kerr Putney told Channel 9 that employees at the Burger King called police after Franklin was acting suspicious and gave the employees an "uneasy feeling." He said 911 calls from inside the restaurant indicated Franklin had a gun.
District Attorney Spencer Merriweather issued a 162-page report and said that the "State could not prove to a unanimous jury beyond a reasonable doubt that Officer Wende Kerl's belief that she faced an imminent threat of death of great bodily harm was unreasonable."
Chief Putney said the department will continue with its internal investigation to make sure any CMPD policies weren't violated.