TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A grand jury won’t file charges against the Troy police officer who shot and killed a man during a summer gunfight.
“The culpability in this case lays at the feet of Mr. Faison,” Abelove said. “He fired first. He could have ended this when instructed to do so, and he did not.”
“Faison shot officer Chad Klein at point blank range as he approached in his vehicle,” Abelove described. “Shot him through the window of his vehicle striking him in the shoulder. Within seconds Officer Comitale returned fire.”
Faison was shot multiple times and died from his injuries. Troy Police Chief John Tedesco said both Officers Klein and Comitale are still recovering from their injuries.
“I do not consider this matter over until these two officers have returned to duty,” he said. “They’re families have been through a lot. We thank them for the support they gave the officers, and I thank all the members of the Troy Police Department for carrying on.”
Faison’s family has been informed of the grand jury’s decision.