A suburban Detroit officer who fatally shot an armed man contained in the foyer of police station is not going to face felony costs, a prosecutor stated Thursday.
Ali Naji “objectively posed an imminent risk” and the Dearborn police officer who shot him acted in self protection, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy stated.
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Naji, 33, walked into the police station simply west of Detroit on Dec. 18 and tried to fireplace a handgun on the officer, who was seated at a desk behind a bullet-resistant window. The gun failed to fireplace. Whereas Naji eliminated the journal and tried to reinsert it into the gun, the officer opened the window and shot Naji.
Naji, of Dearborn, was pronounced useless at a hospital. State police decided the gun he wielded had been stolen from an area barbershop the place he beforehand had labored.
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Worthy’s workplace stated Naji had a identified historical past of psychological well being points and that on the day of the taking pictures individuals have been out and in of the police station foyer dropping off items as a part of an annual Christmas toy assortment drive.
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“We might by no means know why Mr. Naji walked into the Dearborn Police Division with a loaded weapon trying to fireplace it at a police officer,” Worthy stated. “Though extraordinarily tragic, this can be a clear case the place the officer acted in lawful self-defense and within the protection of others.”