- Associated Press - Monday, May 12, 2014

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A District Attorney in northwestern Georgia says a sheriff’s deputy has been cleared of wrongdoing in a 60-year-old man’s shooting death.

Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney Herbert Franklin tells the Rome News-Tribune (https://bit.ly/1g2tF6S ) no charges will be filed in the March 9 shooting of Herbert Wayne Morehead.

Franklin says the decision is based on the findings of a probe by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Authorities say Morehead fired a single shot at a deputy who was trying to investigate a reported domestic dispute. Officials say the deputy told Morehead to drop his weapon before firing the shot and was placed on paid administrative leave after the incident.


Information from: Rome News-Tribune, https://www.romenews-tribune.com

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