No Charges in Police Shooting

December 13, 2006

In a statement released on Wednesday the Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney said he will not file charges against two Charlottesville Police Officers involved in shooting Elvis Shifflett.

A week long search for Shifflett ended on October 20th when Shifflett was shot several times. Police began searching for Shifflett after he allegedly tried to shoot his ex-girlfriend outside a courthouse in Charlottesville.

Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos made his decision after Virginia State Police completed an investigation into the shooting.

Shifflett is currently being held at the Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Jail.

Below is the entire statement from the Commonwealth's Attorney:

"I have completed my review of the Virginia State Police investigation into the shooting of Elvis Gene Shifflett on October 20, 2006 in Albemarle County. There will be no criminal charges filed against Sergeant M. G. Davis, the Charlottesville officer who shot Mr. Shifflett, nor against Officer J. Morris, the Charlottesville officer who shot one of the tires of the truck Mr. Shifflett was driving at the time he was shot. The investigation of the shooting by this office is closed."


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