Prosecutor: No charges for officer who shot fleeing suspect

Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a police officer in the West Virginia community of Fairmont who shot and wounded a fleeing man.

The Times West Virginian cites ( ) Marion County prosecutor Jeffery Freeman as saying his investigation determined the June 22 shooting involving Patrolman Reed Moran was justified.

West Virginia State Police Sgt. J.P. Branham says officers spotted 48-year-old Stephen Anthony Haller and a passenger stopped in a vehicle reported as stolen. Police say Haller attempted to flee when officers approached.

Fairmont Police Chief Steve Shine says Moran shot Haller as he drove in an aggressive, threatening manner toward Moran.

Moran was placed on administrative leave, but has returned to work.

Freeman says charges against Haller are still pending.

It’s not known if Haller has an attorney.

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