Prosecutors announced they will not charge Officer Patrick Feaster for firing at a man escaping a wrecked SUV, but the shooting victim faces serious criminal charges. Feaster followed the driver after noticing him speed out of a parking lot with his headlights off.
Dash cam footage from the November 25 incident shows the driver, 26-year-old Andrew Thomas, crashing his SUV. His wife was ejected from the window and died at the scene, reports CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers.
Feaster walks towards the car and fires one shot, hitting Thomas in the neck as he attempted to get out through the window. Twenty-five seconds, later Feaster describes Thomas as being uncooperative.
"I've got an unresponsive female, I've got a male in the car refusing to get out," Feaster could be heard saying in the dash-cam video.
Thomas had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit. He's facing vehicular manslaughter charges in his wife's death and may be paralyzed from the waist down.