An officer-involved shooting that took the life of a Chester man was justified, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

On Aug. 5, Daniel Simms, 21, died after he was shot by a Chester police officer. According to the District Attorney's Office, Simms pointed a loaded handgun at the officer. The officer, who was not identified, "discharged his service revolver." The incident occurred just before 8 p.m. in the unit block of 23d Street. Simms lived in the neighborhood.

The family decided to pursue charges "because their son is dead and had been shot in the back," said Steven Wigrizer, attorney for the family. - Mari A. Schaefer