GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Wood) – No charges have been filed against the Grand Rapids club security guard who shot a man last month, and the shooting was ruled self-defense by county prosecutors.
Jose Garcia Rivas31, was shot early in the morning September 4 Located at La Petite Chateau on S. Division Avenue South near 28th Street.
In a release Friday, Kent County prosecutor Chris Becker, whose name is not being used by News 8 because he will not be charged, told investigators he thought he saw Garcia Rivas pull out a gun. said he shot
The guards fired three shots, two of which hit Garcia Rivas, one in the chest and one in the abdomen. he died in the hospital.
Garcia Rivas did not have a gun or anything else in his hand, but prosecutors said security still had reason to believe he was a threat. Argued with others and aggressively tried to break into the club when he was shot.
“(T) He must prove beyond reasonable doubt that he did not act in self-defense when (the guard) fired three shots. Presented here. We cannot do that under the facts,” wrote Becker.
“Indeed, the other evidence we can present would support[the guard’s]claim that he acted in self-defense. When you think about it, it’s not unreasonable.”
Garcia Rivas’ girlfriend was also shot. Her injuries were not life threatening.
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