Prosecutors Seek to Nix Charges in Pace Shooting

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011  |  Updated 5:45 PM EDT
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Prosecutors Seek to Nix Charges in Pace Shooting

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Prosecutors are seeking to dismiss charges against four teammates of a New York college football player arrested after he was fatally shot by a police officer.

Prosecutors said in a court motion filed Wednesday that convicting the four would "not serve the ends of justice."

They say the defendants' actions following the Oct. 17 shooting of 20-year-old Pace University student Danroy Henry resulted from "youthful visceral reactions to the sudden, unexpected shooting of their friend."

Three were accused of misdemeanors, including disorderly conduct and obstruction. One was accused of criminal mischief.

Their attorney did not immediately return a call Wednesday seeking comment.

A grand jury recently declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot Henry as he drove away from a bar in Thornwood, just north of New York City.

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