Fate of Walmart 911 Caller To Be Determined

A special prosecutor will determine whether to charge a 911 caller who reported a man waving a gun in an Ohio Wal-Mart before police fatally shot the shopper, who’d picked up an air rifle from a shelf.

The same prosecutor who presented the case to a grand jury in 2014 will determine whether the caller is charged with making a false alarm.

It concluded the shooting of 22-year-old John Crawford III at the Beavercreek store was justified.

Activists have used an obscure law to push for prosecution of the 911 caller, who told investigators he thought the firearm was real.

The Hamilton County prosecutor’s office confirmed Thursday that chief assistant prosecutor Mark Piepmeier was appointed to review the matter. The office said he wouldn’t comment.