Today, Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit said the department would pursue charges against the alleged shooter if he were not dead. Detectives have gathered much evidence in the case, and it remains open if that evidence points to others being involved, he said.
“Over the past five years our investigators have worked diligently in amassing considerable evidence that points overwhelmingly to a perpetrator in this case,” Bucheit said. “Unfortunately, that perpetrator is deceased. While we are disappointed that CJ’s family will be denied the opportunity to see justice delivered in a court of law we are hopeful this knowledge offers them some measure of closure.”