Five New Jersey state troopers who fired shots at a suspect armed with an assault rifle won’t face criminal charges.
A state grand jury on Friday declined to file charges in the case, stemming from an incident in Camden in November 2013.
The state attorney general’s office says the five troopers were among seven who surrounded a car near the Marlton Pike, where they believed the illegal sale of an AK-47 assault rifle was about to occur.
The troopers testified the two occupants of the car ignored orders to get out of it and one raised or pointed the assault rifle.
The troopers fired 23 shots, injuring one of the car’s occupants.
A separate grand jury indicted the two occupants of the car on numerous weapons charges.