No charges against trooper in fatal New Year’s Day shooting

April 13, 2019

SHALLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper who fatally shot a man on New Year’s Day will not face charges.

Trooper Scott Collins shot and killed 28-year-old Brandon Webster during a traffic stop on N.C. 130 near Shallotte. The patrol has said Webster sped toward Collins while fleeing a traffic stop.

The StarNews of Wilmington reports that Attorney General John Stein said Friday that no charges would be filed against Collins.

The State Highway Patrol has said that Collins is white and Webster was black.

A spokeswoman for Stein says Webster drove his to his parents’ home. They took him to a hospital, arriving about 20 minutes after he was shot.

Webster later died at the hospital. His family and friends held a protest Jan. 11, demanding justice.


Information from: The StarNews, http://starnewsonline.com