DETROIT — No charges will be filed in the fatal shooting of a carjacking suspect by Detroit police.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy says evidence shows Raynard Burton was shot while struggling for Officer Jerold Blanding’s gun after a foot chase last February. A person who was nearby told investigators that the officer repeatedly warned Burton to get on the ground.
In a statement Wednesday, the prosecutor’s office says Burton fled from officers after crashing a Pontiac Bonneville. The car was stolen two days earlier while the driver was in his driveway.
Blanding told investigators that Burton ran because he didn’t want to go to jail. Burton wasn’t armed.
This story has been corrected to change “filled” to “filed” in 1st paragraph.