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DeKalb County DA finally meets with family of 2013 shooting victim

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) - A woman may finally be getting some answers after her son was shot and killed by an Avondale Estates police officer in 2013.

Avondale Estates police say on January 18, 2013, Montye Benjamen's son, Jayvis Benjamen, ran a red light then crashed into a telephone pole before attacking the officer, forcing him to shoot him once in the chest.

Montye says she's gotten the run around from the DeKalb County DA's office since.

"I miss my son. He was my life at the time, but I gotta move on. Not only do I need to move on, I need to find out what happened to Jayvis," Benjamen said.

After CBS46 interviewed the family about the case, Benjamen says she finally received a phone call from the DA's office to schedule a meeting. Now it's up to the DA to determine whether charges will be filed against the police officer.

"My thing is that officer was the judge and jury because technically it was a traffic violation. If anything, he would've went before a judge and he would've still had his life. He doesn't have his life now," Benjamen said.

The DA's office wouldn't give us information about the case or meeting. Benjamen tells us the DA's office apologized for the delay in meeting and that they'd call follow up with her in about one month.

The Avondale Estates Police Department did not return our call for a comment.

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