This combination of undated file photos provided by Florida A&M University and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police shows Jonathan Ferrell, left, and police officer Randall Kerrick. A toxicology report released Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 shows the blood-alcohol level for Ferrell, an unarmed man fatally shot by a Kerrick, a Charlotte police officer was below the legal limit.(AP Photo/Florida A&M University, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

This combination of undated file photos provided by Florida A&M University and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police shows Jonathan Ferrell, left, and police officer Randall Kerrick. A toxicology report released Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 shows the blood-alcohol level for Ferrell, an unarmed man fatally shot by a Kerrick, a Charlotte police officer was below the legal limit.(AP Photo/Florida A&M University, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

A partial grand jury in North Carolina has decided not to indict Randall Kerrick, the officer who fatally shot Jonathan Ferrell in September 2013.

After meeting for eight hours on Tuesday, the jury reportedly submitted a document to the county clerk of the court, not only stating it would not indict the officer on the charge of voluntary manslaughter, but also attached a handwritten letter respectfully requesting the district attorney submit a bill of indictment for a lesser charge.

However, Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a statement that the decision was not made by a full grand jury, and that his office plans to resubmit the request as soon as possible.

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