Attorneys say a grand jury has indicted three of the five New York City police officers involved in the 50-shot barrage that killed an unarmed man on his wedding day.
A source tells The Associated Press the other two officers weren't charged.
The decision follows three days of grand jury deliberations that had the city on edge as New Yorkers anxiously awaited word on the fate of the officers. Extra police officers were put on standby and the mayor met with black leaders in the Queens neighborhood where shooting occurred.
The decision comes nearly four months after 23-year-old Sean Bell was shot and killed and two of his friends were wounded in a shooting that led to angry protests and accusations of racism against the N-Y-P-D.
The Reverend Al Sharpton says the charges mark an important first step in the fight for justice in the case.