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Prosecutor says deputy who killed knife-wielding man in Ohio had no other choice

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AKRON, Ohio — A deputy who fatally shot a northeast Ohio man while responding to a domestic dispute has been cleared of any wrongdoing by a prosecutor.

The Summit County prosecutor says 52-year-old Jonathan Colley's stepfather warned a dispatcher that officers better be prepared because Colley was going to fight them. Authorities said Colley was shot May 20 after he advanced on deputies with a knife and couldn't be stopped with a stun gun.

Deputies were called the suburban Akron home to settle a domestic dispute after Colley was reportedly yelling and destroying items and threatening to harm his stepfather and mother.

The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/1EEymjC ) reports that the prosecutor says investigators concluded Colley threatened deputies' safety. Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh's statement said the deputy who shot Colley had no other choice.


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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