NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A grand jury has decided not to indict three Irvington, N.J. police officers who shot and killed a man outside his estranged wife’s apartment in 2013.
Abdul Kamal violated a restraining order and broke into his estranged wife’s Irvington home on Nov. 11, 2013, police said. She fled and called 911, according to police.
Kamal refused to take his hands out of his right pocket when confronted by responding officers, police said.
Officers used pepper spray on Kamal in an effort to subdue him, but he continued to refuse their commands, police said.
When he pulled his hand out of his pocket while threatening to shoot the police, three of the six responding officers opened fire, shooting him 13 times.
“This is truly a tragic case but the grand jury has concluded that there is no probable cause to return an indictment,” said Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray. “We respect that decision. This ends our role in this case.”
The names of the officers involved were not released due to concern over their safety, police said. They remain on active duty with the Irvington Police Department, officials said.