A Henry County grand jury has cleared two officers involved in a fatal shooting of Lewis Jennings at his home in March.
The grand jury reviewed the investigation and issued a "no true bill" on Thursday. The grand jury said Trooper Manny Soto and Henry County Sheriff's Deputy Dean Murray acted "in accordance with law and their training," according to a release issued by state police.
The shooting occurred March 3 at Jennings' home near Lockport. State police said Jennings had barricaded himself in a bathroom after reports that he threatened his grandmother. She also lived in the home.
A news release from the state police said the officers tried to talk Jennings out of the bathroom for nearly an hour.
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State police said that when Jennings finally emerged, he came at the officers with a handgun. After officers tried to subdue Jennings with a Taser, but he fired at the officers and they returned fire, fatally wounding Jennings, according to state police.
Jennings' grandmother, Joyce Jennings, told WHAS-TV News of Louisville that she never felt threatened and that Lewis Jennings did not fire at officers, according to a report on the station's Web site.