No charges will be filed in shoving incident |

No charges will be filed in shoving incident

The Associated Press

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (AP) – No charges will be filed against a Storey County deputy involved in a fatal shooting and his parents who were accused of accosting someone who criticized the shooting in a newspaper letter.

An outside investigation determined Deputy Mark McCreary was justified in the May 10 shooting in Virginia City of Bob McKinney, who came at the deputy with a knife.

But the incident sparked outcries from some residents who claimed McCreary used excessive force.

John Hunt and his wife, Hazel Wald-Hunt, wrote a critical letter that was published in the local newspaper.

Hunt claims McCreary and his parents stopped him on the street July 10 and threatened him about the letter. He sought a restraining order against the deputy, but his request was denied by a judge.

District Attorney Janet Hess on Tuesday said there is no evidence to charge anyone involved in the July incident.

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