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3 officers in Clay Twp. police shooting will not face charges

CLAY TWP. — Three officers will not face criminal charges for their roles in an officer-involved shooting in Clay Twp. in 2018, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

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A Montgomery County Grand Jury declined to indict the officers for the November 2018 shooting, a prosecutor’s office official confirmed.

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Two Clay Twp. police officers, who have not been identified, and Brookville police Maj. Tom Simon all fired shots at Aaron Mitchell, 41, of he allegedly fired multiple shots at the Clay Twp. administrative building, which houses the township’s police department.

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Mitchell was indicted in December on multiple charges, including felonious assault on a police officer, stemming from the Nov. 30 incident. He then fled and was involved in a high-speed chase that ended on Diamond Mill Road. Police say he pointed a gun at officers, who then shot him three times.

Mitchell was briefly released from jail in January before prosecutors filed a motion to keep him in jail.

We’ll update this story as we learn more.