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Grand Jury Clears Fayette County Deputies In Suspect's Fatal Shooting

A Fayette County grand jury says two sheriff's deputies acted within policy when they killed an armed Columbus man who shot and injured one of them last October. 

22-year-old Eric Stromer fired at a deupty trying to subdue Stromer's female companion at a Jeffersonville motel. The deputies were responding to a noise complaint. The grand jury indicted the woman, 21-year-old Elissa Garrison of Columbus, on charges including obstruction.   Sergetnt Todd Oesterle was wounded and Deputy Jason Havens returned fire. 

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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