The Guilford County District Attorney's Office will not seek charges for a Greensboro police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a man last year.

According to authorities, a Greensboro officer responding to Tuscaloosa Street on report of a suspicious vehicle in June of last year fatally shot a man identified as Graham Thomas Roberson. Law enforcement administered aid until more personnel arrived.

Authorities said the responding officer saw Roberson walking in the street who then displayed a firearm as he approached. A department spokesperson said Roberson did not fire his weapon.

According to police, he was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Roberson was 51 years old.

The decision by the District Attorney's Office to not proceed with charges came after the State Bureau of Investigation presented its findings on the incident.

According to a news release, the district attorney determined the use of force was justified by "the common law principle of self defense" and state law, which permits deadly force by law enforcement to defend themselves or another from what they reasonably believe to be an imminent lethal threat.

Greensboro Police will file a petition with the court for release of the body camera footage. An internal administrative investigation will also determine whether or not the department's policy was followed.

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