No Charges in Police Shooting Death of a Suspect

By Scott Sarvay

January 20, 2011 Updated Jan 20, 2011 at 5:30 PM EST

LIGONIER, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Officers involved in the police action shooting that took place in Ligonier in November of last year will not face charges.

The announcement was made Thursday afternoon by Noble County Prosecutor Steven Clouse.

73-year-old John Weldy was killed in the shooting.

Reports say he fired a rifle at police, hitting a squad car.

He then barricaded himself in his home where police say he shouted "someone is going to die in 10 minutes."

Clouse says, “It is my ruling after reviewing all of the evidence and reports that their actions were justified in using deadly force against John Weldy in order to prevent serious bodily injury either to themselves, other persons or to prevent the commission of a forceable felony.”

According to Clouse, Weldy was shot six or seven times by police.

A search of Weldy's home found multiple firearms.




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