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Georgia grand jury rejects criminal probe in police shooting

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Posted at 2:26 PM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 14:26:00-05

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia grand jury says no criminal investigation is warranted into a deadly police shooting at Columbus State University.

Grand jurors voted Tuesday against recommending a criminal review of the killing.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (http://bit.ly/1lvtHYC ) reports the decision ends any criminal probe into the shooting death of Zikarious Flint by police Sgt. Ben Scott in March 2014.

Flint was visiting on campus when police received a call about a man who was seen loading a gun near a field.

Authorities say the 20-year-old man ran when police arrived, and he was shot twice after allegedly raising a gun toward two officers who were chasing him.

A loaded pistol was found beside Flint, who later died.

An attorney for Flint's relatives says they are disappointed with the grand jury's decision.