Grand jury clears deputy in firefighter's death

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By Alabama News Network
By Jamie Langley

 

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.

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