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DA: Deputy won't face charges in fatal shooting

Posted November 12, 2008 6:17 a.m. EST
Updated November 12, 2008 8:28 a.m. EST

— Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall says a sheriff's deputy was justified in using deadly force when he fatally shot a man suspected in a series of crimes in August.

Orange County Deputy Joshua Scott Wiseman, 23, shot Christopher Dean Trivett, 32, on Aug. 2 on New Sharon Church Road in the northern part of the county. Trivett had been wanted on attempted first-degree murder and burglary charges, among others.

Woodall decided not to file charges after reviewing a State Bureau of Investigation report.

Police say Wiseman had responded to a 911 call from someone who recognized Trivett from media reports.

Woodall reported Tuesday that the deputy caught up with Trivett after a chase and ordered him to put his hands up.

Woodall says Trivett instead reached into a backpack. Wiseman then shot Trivett, fearing he was reaching for a gun.