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Prosecutor clears Virginia deputy in May fatal shooting

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Posted at 7:08 PM, Jul 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-03 19:08:02-04

GROTTOES, Va. -- 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, who provided a summary of the investigative findings, says Bruce was shot after he held a knife over his head as he screamed and charged at the deputies.