A Madison County grand jury did not indict anyone Wednesday in connection with the Sept. 13 shooting of Jesse Aaron Gibbons in Richmond.
State police said at the time that officers from the Lexington police department, Madison County sheriff's office and state police were involved in the shooting, although the names of the officers involved have never been released. No charges were filed against the officers brought before the grand jury.
"Having heard testimony from the Kentucky State Police investigator, an eyewitness to the shooting and medical and firearms experts, it is the decision of the Madison County grand jury to not indict anyone," said a statement issued Wednesday by the grand jury.
Fayette Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Larson, who was appointed special prosecutor in the case, would not discuss the evidence presented to the grand jury, whose proceedings are secret.
"The state police did what I consider to be a real thorough investigation," Larson said. "We were before the grand jury for five hours, or a little over that, presenting all the facts."
Gibbons, 29, had allegedly assaulted Lexington police officer James Winter at the Circle K in Buckhorn Plaza in Lexington, then fled. Lexington police chased him to Richmond.
There, according to state police, Gibbons lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a wooded area on the Eastern Bypass near Lancaster Road, where he was shot.
Late last year, state police finished their investigation into the shooting and turned over the results to Madison County Commonwealth's Attorney David Smith. He recused himself from the case because of conflicts of interest.
In February, Larson was appointed by the state attorney general's office as a special prosecutor.
State police said a copy of the investigation will be available when the case is closed at the Richmond post and submitted to the KSP Records Branch. When that will be made available was not immediately known, said Trooper Robert Purdy, public affairs officer for the Richmond post.
This is the second case in as many weeks that a Madison County grand jury issued no indictments in a high-profile case. Last week a grand jury there issued no indictments on two altercations between University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University football players at two different locations in Richmond.