MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A grand jury has declined to issue an indictment against sheriff’s deputies in the fatal shooting of a West Virginia man while searching his home for another man.
The Dominion Post of Morgantown reports (http://bit.ly/2c1nIeh ) that the Monongalia County grand jury concluded its term on Friday by recommending that no action be taken against the deputies.
David Romanoski was killed in November while a group of deputies were searching for a man suspected of armed robbery.
Police said at the time that as deputies were searching the residence, they encountered Romanoski, who had a shotgun and a handgun. Romanoski was shot during the encounter and later died at the hospital.
The man deputies were there to arrest later turned himself in to the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office.
The deputy who shot Romanoski has not been publicly identified, and was returned to duty after being cleared in a departmental review.
Sherriff Al Kinser said he was pleased with the decision after the grand jury considered the evidence.
“We appreciate their due diligence,” Kinser said.
Information from: The Dominion Post, http://www.dominionpost.com