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Federal investigators to probe Waiters shooting
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Federal investigators to probe Waiters shooting

ATLANTA -- Federal investigators are looking to probe the case of the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old by a Union City police officer.

The U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI want to determine whether federal laws were violated in the death of Ariston Waiters. The teen was fatally shot by Union City police officer Luther Lewis in December.

The decision to involve federal investigators was made after an impromptu meeting between U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates and Sen. Vincent D. Fort on Wednesday.

A grand jury decided not to indict Lewis last week.

Union City police officials said Lewis was justified in his actions, and that Waiters grabbed the officer's gun as he was being handcuffed. An autopsy showed Waiters died of two gunshots to the back.

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