Tallassee officer won't face charges in shooting-death

Posted by: John Shryock - bio | email

TALLASSEE, AL (WSFA) - An Elmore County Grand Jury has ruled on the evidence it received from December's officer-related shooting death of a Tallassee man.

After reviewing all the evidence presented in the case and hearing testimony from 12 witnesses, the Grand Jury found that the Tallassee Police officer was justified in firing his gun at the suspect.

The shooting happened December 29, 2009 as Tallassee Police officers were attempting to serve a murder warrant on a suspect.

Another man named Michael McIntyre, not wanted in connection with the case, came outside and started an altercation with the officers. The officers said at some point he pulled a gun on them.

The officers then fired on McIntyre, who was pronounced dead on the scene.

Witnesses to the Grand Jury included members of the Elmore County Sheriff's Department, the Tallassee Police Department, the Alabama Department of Public Safety, the Department of Forensic Sciences and other civilian witnesses.

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