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2 Mount Holly officers cleared in February shooting

Prosecutors in Gaston County have decided not to press charges against two Mount Holly police officers in connection with the shooting of a Charlotte man during a traffic stop in February.

The district attorney’s office in Gaston County made that decision after receiving a report from the SBI on its investigation into the incident. Two officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave at the time but later were returned to active duty.

The shooting took place in the early-morning hours of Feb. 19, on N.C. 273. Police say they tried to pull over Jmar Demontae Davis of Charlotte on a traffic stop. Police say that when they finally got Davis to stop, he put his hand on a gun in the car.

Police fired several shots, wounding Davis. He recovered from his wounds. His mother told The Observer that her son never made a threatening move toward police.

Davis was charged with two counts of assault with a firearm on an officer. He is scheduled for trial Oct. 7 in Gaston County Superior Court.

Steve Lyttle: 704-358-6107 Twitter: @slyttle
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