Prosecutor clears Virginia deputy in May fatal shooting

GROTTOES, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor says a Virginia deputy who fatally shot a knife-wielding man after responding to a call about a break-in acted appropriately and will not face charges.

Augusta County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tim Martin announced his decision in a news release after receiving a Virginia State Police investigative report about the May 14 shooting of Jeffrey J. Bruce in Grottoes. Martin provided a summary of the investigative findings. He says Bruce was shot after he held a knife over his head as he screamed and charged at the deputies.

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