Grand jury clears Medford police in shooting death
Thursday, February 9, 2012
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A grand jury has cleared two Medford police officers in the shooting death of a knife-wielding man outside his mother's home.
The Mail Tribune newspaper (http://bit.ly/yVwvmJ) reports the Jackson County grand jury deliberated just minutes before clearing Officers Jason Antley and Brian Hall of wrongdoing in the Jan. 22 shooting.
According to police, Ruiz' mother told a dispatcher her son hit himself in the head several times with a picture frame and locked himself in a room.
Antley had his pistol out, and Hall a stun gun, when Ruiz burst out of the room slashing with a knife.
Both officers fell down. Hall hit Ruiz with the stun gun, and Antley fired six rounds from his pistol.
Officers later found Ruiz was wearing a bulletproof vest.
Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/