Tempe police officer won't face charges in a fatal shooting

Posted at 2:32 PM, Apr 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-26 22:21:03-04

Authorities say a veteran Tempe police officer involved in a deadly shooting last July won't be facing charges.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery announced Wednesday that several factors contributing to the decision not to charge Lt. Edward Ouimette, including Arizona's statutes relating to the use of deadly force.

Tempe police say Ouimette didn't turn on his body camera until after he chased and fired a shot at an armed robbery suspect who later was found to be unarmed.

Ouimette told investigators 19-year-old Dalvin Hollins turned toward him as they were running and pointed a firearm at him.

Hollins ran into a senior living facility and was later found dead inside a maintenance room there.

The county Medical Examiner's office confirmed Hollins was killed by a gunshot wound to the back.