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.
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.