Durham District Attorney will not file charges in September, 2015 police shooting

La'vante Biggs

Durham District Attorney Roger Echols said Tuesday he has found no probable cause to file charges in a September, 2015 officer-involved shooting that left 21-year-old La'vante Trevon Biggs dead.

Officers spoke to Biggs for over half an hour after getting a report he was suicidal and armed.

Echols said Biggs pointed a gun at officers before he was shot. It was later discovered that the gun was an Airsoft gun that looked just like a real firearm.

Photo of Gun Recovered from La'Vante Biggs



Echols said North Carolina law states that an officer is justified in using deadly force if he/she believes a person presents an imminent threat of death or serious physical injury to others.

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