Officer who fatally shot mentally ill man will not face charges

Lavall Hall, 25, shot to death by Miami Gardens police Officer Eddo Trimino


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A Miami Gardens police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill man in February 2015 will not face charges, Miami-Dade County state attorney's office spokesman Ed Griffith told Local 10 News.

Lavall Hall, 25, was shot and killed by police officers near his home after his mom called 911.

Officers said at the time they had no choice but to fire at Hall when he attacked them with a broomstick.

A report released by the state attorney's office said Officer Eddo Trimino was justified in using deadly force after Hall left another officer "bleeding profusely" from a gash to the forehead.

Trimino's justification in using deadly force was under Florida's "fleeing felon law," which allows officers to shoot someone who is suspected of a felony.

The report said that Trimino "fired his service pistol in order to protect his life and that of others."

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