- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) - A special prosecutor says that three sheriff’s deputies in north-central Ohio were justified in fatally shooting an unarmed man in March who had attacked his wife and mother.

The Richland County deputies killed 28-year-old Brian Garber after responding to disturbance near Mansfield. They say they shot him after he told them he was armed and refused to show his hands.

According to Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty, whose office conducted the investigation, Garber was unarmed when he confronted the deputies. But he held an object under his shirt that resembled the outline of a gun. It turned out to be the remote control for a toy.

Garber was sitting up in a bed when the first deputy arrived, and ended up being shot 14 times.


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