The Albemarle County police officer who shot and killed a man in Afton will not face any charges. Friday, Albemarle Commonwealth's Attorney Denise Lunsford released details of the investigation into the death of Gregory Rosson.
The shooting happened in June on Rockfish Gap Turnpike at Afton Mountain.
Police got a call from Rosson's mother, and officer James Larkin responded. He found Rosson choking and beating his girlfriend. Despite Larkin's calls to stop, Rosson punched the woman several times and then charged Larkin. That's when the officer shot Rosson five times - killing him.
Rosson had a blood alcohol content between .17 and .18 at the time of his death. Lunsford says it was a tragic situation but that Larkin made the right call and had every right to defend himself.
To read the full report of the incident Lunsford released, click here.
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