District attorney says he will not pursue charges against Alabama police officers in fatal shooting

Published 4:59 pm Friday, November 15, 2019

A prosecutor says he won’t pursue charges against police officers who shot and killed a man in Alabama.

Madison County District Attorney Rob Broussard told a news conference Friday that Madison police were justified in fatally shooting 39-year-old Dana Fletcher last month.

Fletcher’s wife has maintained he wasn’t armed when police confronted him outside a gymnasium where he was inside a van with the woman and their daughter.

But Broussard released a still image taken from police video that shows what appears to be a handgun in Fletcher’s left hand.

He says the man repeatedly told police to shoot him before they opened fire.

An attorney for Fletcher’s widow didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.

Five officers remain on administrative leave over the shooting.