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Ex-Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks charged with felony murder

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-06-18 08:02

WASHINGTON -- US Georgia state's Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard on Wednesday announced 11 charges, including felony murder, against Garrett Rolfe, the former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks last week.

Rolfe, if found guilty of felony murder, could face life in prison without parole or the death penalty, Howard said in a press conference.

Rolfe was fired after footage showed him shooting at Brooks multiple times from the back as the 27-year-old African American man fled during an encounter outside a fast-food restaurant in Atlanta last Friday night.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Rolfe and Devin Brosnan, the other officer on the scene.

Brosnan has been placed on administrative duty and charged with three criminal counts including aggravated assault.

Brosnan will be a witness for the state, according to Howard.

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