RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial in the prosecution of a Virginia police officer charged with murder in the off-duty shooting of an 18-year-old man at a car wash.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://goo.gl/wkqF2x ) Chesterfield County Circuit Court Judge David Johnson declared the mistrial after a jury said it could not reach a unanimous decision.
Richmond Police Officer David Cobb faced a second-degree murder charge in the death of Paterson Brown Jr. in October.
Officials say Brown got into the officer’s vehicle at the car wash and drove it out of the washing bay. They say Cobb told him to get out and later shot Brown during an altercation. Cobb said he was acting in self-defense.
Both men are black.
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