Detroit transit officer not guilty in fatal shooting

Tim Pamplin, WDIV Local 4

DETROIT - A jury has found a Detroit Transit center officer not-guilty in the 2013 fatal shooting a man outside a gas station.

Robert Tyus was charged with manslaughter and felony firearm in the death of 26-year-old Jordan West-Morson.

A jury on Thursday found him not-guilty on both counts.

It was alleged that on May 1, 2013, West-Morson was at the gas station on East 8 Mile Road selling CDs when he got into a verbal argument with Tyus, who identified himself as a Detroit transit officer.

The argument escalated into a fist fight and at some point Tyus drew a gun, firing one shot at West-Morson.

West-Morson died.

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