CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a North Carolina police officer for voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of an unarmed man.
The panel handed down the indictment against Charlotte Officer Randall Kerrick on Monday, hours after a judge ruled the North Carolina Attorney General’s office could resubmit the case.
A separate grand jury declined to indict Kerrick last week. Because the panel was four members short, Attorney General Roy Cooper decided to make a request to send the case to a second jury.
Investigators say Kerrick shot Jonathan Ferrell, 24, on Sept. 14 as he looked for help after a car crash.
The voluntary manslaughter charge carries a prison sentence of up to 11 years.