NEW: Grand jury clears Florida police officer in fatal shooting


A grand jury has decided not to indict a Port St. Lucie police officer who shot and killed a 25-year-old man during a confrontation in November.

The grand jury convened Wednesday to hear testimony from 11 witnesses, including Officer Colin Duncombe, whom authorities say shot and killed Samson Fleurant on Nov. 18.

Police say Fleurant wielded a machete and made threats as officers responded to a reported domestic incident at his home in the 600 block of Southwest Colleen Avenue.

Prior to the shooting, Officer Kenneth Frid attempted to subdue Fleurant by firing a Taser, police investigators said.

St. Lucie County Assistant State Attorney Jeff Hendricks said he would respect the grand jury’s decision.

“The State Attorney’s Office met with the St. Lucie County grand jury over a period of two days in this matter,” he said. “I’m impressed with the focus and attention to detail the grand jury had in this matter.”



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