No Charges for Task Force Members in Winston Smith Death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ A central Minnesota prosecutor says he won't charge two members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force who fatally shot Winston Smith Jr., a Black man, in Minneapolis.
Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan said in a letter dated last week that the task force members were justified in using deadly force.
Smith was killed on June 3 as he sat in an SUV at a Minneapolis parking ramp.
Authorities have said he was shot after he fired at task force members who were trying to arrest him on a weapons violation.
A woman in the SUV with Smith has said she never saw him with a gun.