Grand jury clears Medford police in shooting death



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 ( 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,