A grand jury has decided not to charge an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer who fatally shot 21-year-old Dreasjon Reed. The May 6 shooting sparked protests in the city with cries that the officer face charges.
IMPD officer Dejoure Mercer shot Reed during a foot pursuit that followed a vehicle pursuit.
Special Prosecutor Rosemary Khoury, who was appointed to oversee the criminal investigation, said the grand jury determined there wasn't enough probable cause to charge the officer.
The ISP investigation concluded that Reed was armed, that he fired two shots after he had been tased by Mercer and that he was then shot multiple times by Mercer, including while they were facing each other, USA Today reports.
The ISP also said evidence in Reed's phone indicated his involvement in two previous drive-by shootings — no one was injured — and that cartridges collected by IMPD in those shootings matched the gun that was in Reed's possession when he was shot.
Part of the shooting was captured on Reed's Facebook Live, which he began recording during a vehicle pursuit and before the foot pursuit.