Police officer cleared in fatal shooting

Winston-Salem police officer Dalton McGuire fatally shot Edward Van McCrae three times after McCrae ignored numerous orders to stop reaching for a handgun during a traffic stop about six months ago, Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill said Monday.

O’Neill cleared McGuire in the shooting, concluding that McGuire had reason to perceive McCrae as a “serious, imminent danger.” But Edward McCrae’s family is planning to pursue a wrongful-death lawsuit in Forsyth Superior Court, the family’s attorney said. The shooting has sparked peaceful protests from groups such as Black Lives Matter Winston-Salem and calls for the body-camera footage to be released. McCrae’s death also had a racial component — McCrae was black and McGuire is white.


By: ThisIsButter (38581.60)

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Location: Winston-Salem