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Charlotte officer not indicted in fatal shooting

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Randall Kerrick (right) has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Jonathon Ferrell (left). (WCNC) Randall Kerrick (right) has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Jonathon Ferrell (left). (WCNC)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

A grand jury has declined to indict a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer on a voluntary manslaughter charge in the shooting death of a former Florida A&M football player.

Randall Kerrick was charged in the September death of Jonathan Ferrell, who was unarmed. The state Attorney General's office presented evidence to a grand jury Tuesday.

While the grand jury decided not to indict the officer on the voluntary manslaughter charge, it asked the prosecutor to submit a lesser charge.

The Attorney General's office issued a statement late Tuesday saying it would resubmit the case to a full grand jury after learning that the panel that heard the case Tuesday was less than a full panel.

It is unclear whether the attorney general would again seek voluntary manslaughter or a lesser charge.

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