N. Carolina deputies cleared of wrongdoing in fatal shooting

May 17, 2019 GMT

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — Three North Carolina deputies who killed a man in February have been cleared of wrongdoing.

The Rocky Mount Telegram reports District Attorney Robert Evans announced Wednesday that the Nash County Sheriff’s deputies won’t face charges related to the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Jonathan Ramirez.

Authorities say deputies were responding to an attempted sexual assault and Ramirez was identified as the suspect. Deputies confronted Ramirez. Sheriff Keith Stone says that’s when Ramirez pulled out a weapon and deputies fired. Authorities say the deputies’ body cameras weren’t recording at the time.


The newspaper says Evans’ office declined to release the state Bureau of Investigation’s report on the shooting. The SBI says the report must be obtained through Evans’ office. Stone says the deputies returned from administrative leave over a month ago.


Information from: Rocky Mount Telegram, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com