SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A Wicomico County sheriff’s deputy won’t face charges in the fatal shooting of a man during a struggle in Salisbury in March.
State’s Attorney Matt Maciarello released his report Tuesday on the March 3 shooting stating that there was no probable cause to charge Deputy 1st Class Benjamin Jones.
The report states the Jones asked 25-year-old Fednel Rhinvil and another man to stop, but Rhinvil ran. When Jones caught him, a struggle ensued. According to an interview transcript, Jones said Rhinvil pulled out a revolver and Jones warned that he would shoot, before firing and striking him four times. Maciarello says the revolver’s last record was its purchase in the 1950s.
Maciarello says the deputy was “was 100 percent justified in his use of deadly force.”