Grand Jury Says Deputies Justified In Shooting Man With Pellet Gun


UPDATED: Thursday December 27, 2012 11:38 AM

A grand jury has ruled that two Marion County sheriff's deputies were justified in shooting a man armed with a pellet gun in November.

Deputies responded to a domestic dispute between Byron Holveck and his girlfriend after a 911 call was made on November 25.

According to investigators, Holveck was in the front yard of his home with a pellet gun when authorities arrived.

Authorities said that when deputies ordered Holveck to turn around, he did so and pointed the pellet gun at them. Both deputies fired shots, and Holveck was struck and killed.

The grand jury has now deemed the two deputies, Deputy Mike Wheeler and Major Aaron Corwin, were justified in their actions as peace officers.

The prosecuting attorney said no disciplinary action will be pursued in the case.

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