Prosecutor: No charges in police shooting of robbery suspect

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A central Ohio prosecutor says a grand jury considered a SWAT team officer’s fatal shooting of a robbery suspect outside a convenience store and issued no indictment in the case.

Columbus police said 25-year-old Kaleb Alexander was shot shortly after midnight on Oct. 15 outside a United Dairy Farmers store. Police alleged Alexander robbed the same store three days in a row.

Police say officers staked out the store on the third night, after he made off with a small amount of cash and cigarettes on the previous nights.

Officers saw Alexander walk into the store and pull a gun on the clerk, then confronted him. They say Alexander ignored commands to drop his weapon and was shot.

The Franklin County prosecutor says a grand jury considered the case Friday.

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