The grand jury on Thursday found that Deputy Tyler Reiff had reason to believe his live was in danger when he shot 23-year-old Austin Baier five times on Sept. 21. Reiff says he fired after Baier ignored his commands to stop.
The deputy had stopped Baier’s vehicle in Louisville shortly after 7 p.m., because it matched the description of a vehicle being driven recklessly. A Nebraska State Patrol investigation says Baier got out of his car and ran at Reiff.
Cox says Baier wasn’t holding a weapon, but that a hunting knife was found on the dashboard of his car.