Officers cleared in deadly Silverton shooting

Officers cleared in deadly Silverton shooting

Officers cleared in deadly Silverton shooting

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by Associated Press

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Posted on April 11, 2013 at 11:10 AM

SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury has cleared two Oregon state troopers and a sheriff's deputy involved in the shooting death of a 78-year-old man who opened fire in a Silverton, Ore., recreational vehicle park in February.

On Wednesday, the Marion County grand jury found that Troopers Nicholas Rhoades and James Andrews and Marion County sheriff's Deputy Ryan Postlewait were justified in firing at Jimmie Hickey, who died of his wounds.

An assistant manager at the Silver Spur RV Park was wounded on Feb. 25 when authorities say Hickey armed himself with a rifle and pistol and wandered through the park, shooting at people.

Park co-owner Terry Glenn said at the time that Hickey had been delusional in recent months and had been evicted after park management learned he had threatened to kill people. Glenn said park owners tried to get help for the man.

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