Columbus Police Officer cleared in fatal shooting of innocent ma - WRBL

Columbus Police Officer cleared in fatal shooting of innocent man

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COLUMBUS, GA -

More closure for some Tuesday in the controversial Tony Carr case.  Officer Vincent Lockhart Jr. has been exonerated, after fatally shooting a bank robber and Carr, who was cleared of any wrong doing.

Carr had driven a work truck home during his break to walk his dog in 2011, when his truck was jacked by a bank robbery suspect.  Lockhart shot and killed the suspect and Carr.  The investigation lasted 20 months, and Carr's family says that was too long.  District Attorney Julia Slater says she hopes today's decision will help bring Carr's family some closure.

Jurors sat through six hours worth of evidence.  The jury heard testimony from eye witnesses,
Carr's family, and experts.  Lockhart's attorney says he should be eligible to return to work Wednesday.

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