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Officer not charged in friendly fire death of Jacai Colson

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Posted at 10:01 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 22:01:57-04

PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY, Maryland — Prosecutors announced on Friday no charges will be filed against the officer who fatally shot a fellow Prince George’s County officer during a March 13 attack on a Maryland police station.

Jacai Colson, 28, was killed by friendly fire from Officer Taylor Krauss after three men ambushed the station.

Colson was in plain clothes with no bulletproof vest when he jumped out of his unmarked car to confront the gunman.

Prosecutors announced the grand jury declined to indict Officer Krauss’ case.

Colson was a four-year veteran of the department and attended, played football for Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va.

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said Colson’s family was “disappointed” in the decision during a Friday press conference.

There were two separate investigations conducted in Colson’s death. One focused on Officer Krauss and the other focused on the three brothers involved who allegedly ambushed the station.

Michael Ford, 22, was indicted on 55 counts, including second-degree murder, attempted murder and first-degree assault. Elijah Ford and Malik Ford were indicted on multiple counts, including attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Their trial is expected to begin in October.