Five Washington, D.C., police officers will not face any charges linked to the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old black woman who shot at them after a robbery, prosecutors said Monday. Marquesha McMillan was killed Oct. 26, 2015, after she and Ned McCallister attempted to rob a liquor store.
A statement issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia stated that the review of McMillan's death was over, following which the decision was taken not to charge the officers.
"After a careful, thorough, and independent review of the evidence, federal prosecutors have found insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the officers used excessive force under the circumstances," prosecutors said in the statement.
According to prosecutors, McMillan fired at the officers when she was confronted during the robbery in October last year. She reportedly reloaded her weapon and ignored officers' commands to drop the weapon. McMillan was shot eight times when she refused to obey to the officers' orders.
Her accomplice, McCallister, pleaded guilty in July to one count of attempted interference with interstate commerce by robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm, the Associated Press reported. The 22-year-old was sentenced to four years in prison earlier this month.
The officers have not been identified as they have not been charged in the case, a procedure in line with Department of Justice policy.