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Grand jury declines to indict deputy in man’s fatal shooting

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - A prosecutor says an Ohio sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a man who pointed a loaded shotgun at him and ignored orders to drop the gun won't face criminal charges.

Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser (MOH'-zur) says a grand jury Thursday declined to indict the deputy in 32-year-old Jacob Faulkner's death.

Authorities said deputies responded June 20 to reports of shots fired at a moving train, and Faulkner was identified as the shooter. The sheriff's office said Faulkner fled to his St. Clair Township home and came outside with a shotgun.

Authorities said deputies warned Faulkner to drop the gun, but he pointed it at the deputy who then fired several shots.

Gmoser concluded that Faulkner "intended his life to end by the hand of another."

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