The FBI has ended its investigation of a courtroom shooting that killed suspected gang member Siale Maveni Angilau, the Desert News reports.
Federal authorities determined no excessive force was used when the deputy U.S. marshall shot Angilau four times after he grabbed a pen and charged after a witness who was testifying.
The feds found no evidence that Angilau was shot while on the ground, as claimed by some family members.
“There is no evidence to suggest Angilau was shot while on the ground,” according to the FBI.
Angilau was one of 16 Tongan Crip Gang members who were charged in federal court under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
Charges included racketeering, carjacking, robbery, assault on a federal officer and weapons violations.