The State Attorney's Office on Wednesday cleared an undercover Orlando police officer who shot and killed a 37-year-old man in February.
In a clearance letter dated Dec. 1, State Attorney Jeff Ashton said Detective Yong Hall's fatal shooting of Izzy Colon was "justified and appropriate."
No criminal charges will be filed against Hall, Ashton said.
The shooting happened Feb. 4, 2015, at the Palmas Altas apartment complex located on the 5900 block of Pershing Avenue in Orange County.
Two undercover drug detectives were at the apartment complex to meet with a confidential informant when they heard gunshots in an unrelated incident.
Colon and another man, 34-year-old Ricardo Caban, went toward the detectives. Hall said one of the men raised a gun toward him, and that's when the detective opened fire.
"There is no evidence in this instance that Detective Yong Hall committed intentional misconduct or acted with any degree of malice," Ashton wrote in the letter. "To the contrary, the evidence suggested he acted in self-defense with force he believed reasonably necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or fellow officers."
Caban was arrested on reckless display of a firearm and possession of a firearm/ammunition subject to domestic violence injunction charges.
There have been several instances in which Orlando police officers or detectives have been involved in excessive-force-related incidents over the past two months.
In October, two police officers accused of excessive force after being caught on camera kicking and using a stun gun on a man they were arresting have been cleared of wrongdoing.
Last month, fired Officer William Escobar was found not guilty on misdemeanor battery and perjury charges stemming from a March 2014 arrest.