Police officer cleared in wounding of carjacking suspect
By Associated Press
November 7, 2019 at 11:24 AM EST
WILMINGTON, Del. — Delaware’s attorney general says a Wilmington police officer who shot and wounded a carjacking suspect earlier this year was justified in using deadly force.
A report released Monday concluded that Senior Cpl. James MacColl was neither reckless nor negligent in the February shooting of 18-year-old Yahim Harris.
Investigators noted that MacColl was aware that the carjacking suspects were armed based on a 911 call, and he did not fire until Harris turned and extended his arm toward him with an object in his hand.
A black cellphone case was found next to Harris, but a loaded handgun was found underneath the car after a 15-year-old suspect was taken into custody.
MacColl said Harris asked officers why he had been shot, saying he didn’t have the gun anymore.
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