Attorney general to seek indictment against police officer who shot unarmed man

The Associated PressThe voluntary manslaughter charge carries a prison sentence of up to 11 years.

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CHARLOTTE — The North Carolina attorney general’s office is going back to a grand jury in an attempt to indict a Charlotte police officer accused of shooting an unarmed man last year.

Attorney General Roy Cooper said Wednesday that prosecutors will resubmit the case against officer Randall Kerrick on Monday.

A Mecklenburg County grand jury on Tuesday refused to indict Kerrick on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

Investigators say Kerrick shot 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell on Sept. 14. The former Florida A&M football player wrecked his car and went to a nearby house and banged on the door, apparently for help. The resident called police and three officers responded. Investigators say Kerrick was the only officer who fired at Ferrell.