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District Attorney Clears Reno-Area Deputy In 2015 Shooting

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The district attorney in Reno has cleared a Washoe County sheriff's deputy in the November 2015 shooting of a domestic-violence suspect now in prison following assault with a weapon and stalking convictions.

District Attorney Christopher Hicks announced Thursday that Deputy Chad Ross was legally justified in critically wounding Gregory Stuart Kachman as Kachman drove a pickup truck at Ross.

Hicks says Ross faced imminent danger from a non-compliant suspect who had methamphetamine in his system and in the vehicle, and tried to hit the deputy with the truck.

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Ross and another deputy had been called to a Sun Valley home where Kachman's ex-girlfriend reported he had attacked her.

Kachman is now 32 and is serving a three-to-10 year prison sentence.

A sheriff's spokesman says Ross is back on the job.