FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - No charges will be filed after police officers shot and killed a man earlier this year.
Back on May 22, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to reports of shots fired in the 3900 block of Winter Street.
Officers tried to stop the car involved, but instead the driver ran from police and eventually crashed into a house on Oliver Street.
Shaquille Kelly got out of the car with a gun in his hand.
Officers say they believed Kelly was going to shoot them because of how he was holding the gun.
An officer fired at Kelly, killing him.
Indiana State Police tested a .45 caliber handgun found near Kelly's body.
The gun had Kelly's DNA on it and a shell casing on Winter Street matched the gun.
The Allen County Prosecutor's office said in a media release, "the officer involved was justified in using force, as he reasonably believed that force was necessary to prevent serious bodily injury or death to himself and other officers."
Earlier this year, the Allen County Coroner said Shaquille Kelly was shot in the chest.
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