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No indictment in Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

This undated photo provided by the family of John Crawford III shows Crawford, right, with his mother, Tressa Sherrod.

AP Photo/Courtesy family of John Crawford III

XENIA, Ohio - A special prosecutor says a grand jury found officers' actions were justified in the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart.

Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier said Wednesday the Greene County grand jury in Xenia opted not to issue any indictments in the Aug. 5 death of 22-year-old John Crawford III.

A 911 caller reported Crawford was waving what appeared to be a rifle in the store. Police said he didn't obey commands to put down what turned out to be an air rifle he had apparently taken off a shelf.

Crawford's family says the shooting was not justified and wants federal authorities to investigate whether race was a factor. Crawford was black, the officers are white.

An attorney for Crawford's family didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.