FOX News Charlotte is reporting that the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office and CMPD have determined that no charges will be filed against the off-duty firefighter involved in this shooting and that his actions did not rise to the level of criminal conduct in the death of James David Lambert.
During the course of the investigation CMPD detectives determined that the resident positioned himself between his car and the truck Lambert was operating in an attempt to detain Lambert until police arrived.
Evidence gathered indicated that Lambert accelerated his vehicle in the direction of the property owner presenting a reasonable fear of imminent death or serious bodily harm to the off-duty firefighter.
More details from FOX News Charlotte here.
Lambert had recently been arrested on charges consistent with domestic violence, including assault on a female, interfere with emergency communication, communicating threats and false imprisonment.