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DA: No charges in fatal Avondale Estates officer-involved shooting
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DECATUR, Ga. -- An Avondale Estates officer who fatally shot a man in 2013 won't face charges, DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James announced on Friday.

On Jan 18, 2013, Sgt. Lynn Thomas shot and killed 23-year-old Jayvis Benjamin during a struggle near the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Kensington Road, authorities said.

An investigation by the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office determined that the shooting was justified. The investigation included reviews by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and an outside expert with more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, acccording to DeKalb County District Attorney's Office spokesperson Marcus Garner. 

Benjamin's family had asked the district attorney to file criminal charges against the officer.

 

 

 

 


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