ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A grand jury decided not to indict an FBI agent for mistakenly shooting an unarmed, innocent man in the face.
State's Attorney Frank Weathersbee said Tuesday's decision "does not in any way excuse or justify what has occurred here."
Joseph C. Schultz, 20, was shot March 1 when FBI agents pulled over a car driven by his girlfriend, mistaking it for one driven by suspects in a robbery.
Schultz's attorney said his client was reaching for his seat belt when Special Agent Christopher Braga, 35, shot Schultz, shattering his jaw. Schultz has since undergone reconstructive surgery and Braga has returned to regular duty.
Braga said he thought Schultz was moving, perhaps reaching for a gun, Weathersbee said.
The prosecutor said an investigation of the shooting by county police and the FBI "revealed serious breakdowns in planning, supervision and communication."
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