Grand jury clears Boone County deputy in shooting

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A northern Kentucky grand jury has cleared a sheriff’s deputy who officials said fatally shot a motorist after she hit him with her car as she left a party in April.

Boone County Commonwealth’s Attorney Linda Tally Smith said in a news release that special prosecutor James M. Crawford presented evidence to a county grand jury for more than seven hours Thursday. The release said the grand jury declined to issue any indictments in the case.

The statement said no further information would be released.

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The Kentucky Enquirer reports Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Brockman said in a statement to his supervisor that 19-year-old Samantha Ramsey didn’t stop and hit him with her car, throwing him onto the hood of her car. He said she stepped on the gas and, fearing for his life, he fired into the windshield.

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