Grand Jury declines to indict Kettering officer for fatal shooting

Grand Jury declines to indict Kettering officer Jonathon McCoy for fatal shooting (Photo: Kettering Police/ WKEF/WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A Kettering police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a man in August will not be indicted.

The Montgomery County Prosecutor's office says a Grand Jury declined to indict Officer Jonathon McCoy for the shooting death of Jason Hoops on August 27 of this year. Officer McCoy had stopped the vehicle Hoops was in in the area of East Bataan and Craig Drive.

During the stop, Officer McCoy was at the passenger side of the vehicle and saw Hoops had a gun, prosecutors say. Officer McCoy told Hoops to put his hands on the vehicle dash, but Hoops failed to do so. Officer McCoy then fired his weapon, hitting and killing Hoops.

According to the Prosecutor's office, the Montgomery County Grand Jury heard testimony from 16 witnesses and returned a no true bill, meaning Office McCoy's actions were not criminal.

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