- Associated Press - Thursday, June 26, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A grand jury deliberated for less than 10 minutes before announcing that two sheriff’s deputies were legally justified when they shot and killed an Ashland man who was being evicted from his house.

District Attorney Beth Heckert said Thursday that 73-year-old Earl Harris was advancing toward a Jackson County deputy with a loaded gun June 10 when he was shot twice in the chest and once in the hand. She said investigators also found improvised explosive devices in the home.

Heckert says seven deputies went to the eviction because Harris displayed a firearm when his golf cart and recreational vehicle were repossessed in 2011, and they thought he might be confrontational.

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