Grand jury clears deputy in firefighter's death
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Grand jurors have cleared an Elmore County sheriff's deputy in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Montgomery firefighter.
Deputies went to the home of 34-year-old Jeremy Acre of Holtville on a domestic disturbance call on March 19.
Authorities say they heard the sound of a gun being loaded as deputies approached the door.
Sheriff Bill Franklin says Acre was clearly agitated when he opened the door with a gun in his hand. An officer fired his Taser at the firefighter, who fell but got back up and threatened officers with his gun.
Authorities say that's when a deputy fired a single shot killed Acre.
The grand jury's decision means the killing was justifiable. Authorities haven't released the deputy's name.