CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The District Attorney announced on Friday that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who reportedly shot and killed a man in northeast Charlotte back in September will not face any charges.
Ruben Galindo, 29, was fatally shot on September 6, 2017 after CMPD officers had responded to a 911 call that Galindo made, telling CMPD he was in possession of a gun.
The call had started with Galindo asking the operator to send police to his home, but he wouldn't give police his location, his name or any other information as to why he needed police, until almost four minutes into the call.
Galindo later indicated that he wanted to turn himself in, that people and police were following him, and that he was tired of it. Operators asked if he had warrants for his arrest, but all he said was that he had a court date on Sept. 9. He did not put his weapon away when police arrived on scene.
According to CMPD, that action is what made their officers feel threatened and led to them discharging their weapons.
The City of Charlotte released a statement on Friday:
“Any loss of life is tragic. Our thoughts are with the Galindo family as well as Officer Guerra and the other officers involved. CMPD remains committed to ensuring the safety of the community it serves, as well as encouraging transparency and open dialogue.”