North Carolina investigators probing last week’s state trooper fatal shooting of a deaf and speech-impaired driver in Charlotte will be meeting with the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office this week to discuss their preliminary findings, a State Bureau of Investigation spokesman says.
The SBI interviewed Trooper Jermaine Saunders on Tuesday night about last week’s shooting death of Daniel Kevin Harris, said agency spokesman Shannon O’Toole. He said investigators handling the case will meet with Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray and his staff no later than Thursday. Murray will decide whether or not criminal charges will be filed.
A spokeswoman for Murray said no meeting had been scheduled as of 3 p.m. Wednesday. Saunders remains on administrative leave, which is customary for troopers involved in shooting.
Meanwhile, details about Harris’ death have been slow to emerge. O’Toole declined to disclose what was discussed between Saunders and SBI agents. Audria Bridges, special agent in charge of the SBI’s Southern Piedmont district, did not return a phone call or emails seeking comment.