Kionte SpencerRoanoke County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Leach says there are no grounds to place criminal charges against the police officers involved in February’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Kionte Spencer. Leach says it is clear to him that the officers were justified in taking the action they did.

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Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall says the evidence is clear that Spencer ignored repeated and clearly audible warnings to stop and to put down what appeared to be a handgun he was holding, and police fired when he turned toward them with his arm raised. Spencer was shot after police responded to a call in February of man walking with a handgun near Cave Spring Corner.

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WFIR’s Gene Marrano was  one of a select group of local media who viewed police dash-cam videos of that incident:
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