A grand jury in Oregon has cleared an officer with the Medford Police Department of any wrongdoing in a shooting during an encounter with a knife-wielding man in September.
According to ABC News, Officer E. Hull, Officer J. Baglietto, and Corporal J. Schilder responded to a call of a man armed with a knife and threatening harm to himself.
Officers arrived at the home of 55-year-old Steven Myers and discovered a "blood trail" in the residence.
Officers approached the dwelling and encountered Myers, who was holding a knife.
The DA's office said, "Mr. Myers continued out the front door of the residence still holding the knife. Almost simultaneously, Corporal Schilder fired one shot from his handgun believing Mr. Myers posed a deadly threat to himself, the other officers, and Medford Fire personnel. Officers Hull and Baglietto discharged their TASERs."
Myers was treated by first responders and transported to a nearby hospital where he recovered from the gunshot wound as well as self-inflicted knife wounds.
"The grand jury found that the actions of the involved officers in this case were justified and in compliance with Oregon Law," the DA's office concluded. "The grand jury also returned an indictment against Steven Craig Myers for a single count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and four counts of Menacing. Mr. Myers will be cited into court for arraignment on the indictment."