CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (WCNC) -- A partial grand jury has decided not to indict Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick for the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell.

Kerrick was accused of voluntary manslaughter following the fatal shooting of former Florida A&M football player, Jonathan Ferrell, in September. Authorities have said Kerrick fired 12 shots, 10 of which hit Ferrell.

The case went before a partial panel on Tuesday for the charge of voluntary manslaughter. The true bill of indictment was returned with a "no" when the grand jury members were asked if Officer Kerrick did, against state law, feloniously kill and slay Ferrell.

In a rare move, the jury attached a handwritten note asking the District Attorney to file a lesser charge against Kerrick.