CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A prosecutor says a police officer wasn't wrong in shooting and killing a 23-year-old man who pointed a gun at him and two other officers, beckoning them to shoot him.
At Wednesday's news conference, Hancock County Prosecutor Jim Davis discussed Ronald Williams Jr.'s May 6 death in Weirton.
Davis said investigations found the Weirton police officer, whom officials haven't named, did nothing wrong. Williams was from McKees Rocks, outside Pittsburgh.
Davis refuted a letter from the Williams family's attorney saying police tried to cast Williams in a bad light with a "suicide by cop" theory.
Davis said Williams was shot behind his ear, not in the back of the head as the letter described. He said there was no dashboard or body camera footage.
Officials say Williams threatened a woman because of their relationship problems before she called 911.