No charges for officers in Niles fatal shooting

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

NILES, Mich. -- No charges will be filed against the Berrien County police officers who shot and killed a man who robbed a Niles restaurant.

It happened in May at the Long John Silver's on S. 11th Street.

Police say Eddie Macon of Elkhart robbed the restaurant armed with a gun. He tried to leave out of the restaurant's back door, and shot at police. That's when police fired back, killing Macon.

Prosecutors say Macon was the boyfriend of a former Long John Silver's employee.

Their investigation has concluded that the officers were acting within their duties in the shooting and killing of Macon.

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