- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - A middle Georgia sheriff’s deputy will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a man who approached him with a knife.

District Attorney Fred Bright said Tuesday that Putnam County sheriff’s deputy Justin Brock was justified in shooting 57-year-old Harry Davis in late May.

Sheriff Howard Sills has said Davis was fighting with relatives on a road in Eatonton and threw a knife at a responding deputy.

Authorities have said Brock was standing between Davis and a man he had been arguing with when Davis pulled a second knife out of his vehicle and began charging toward Brock.

Investigators have said Davis was a disabled veteran who had a history of psychological issues.

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