No charges will be filed in an officer-involved fatal shooting in McPherson County in August.
McPherson County Attorney Gregory Benefiel announced Tuesday that a county deputy who fired the shot that killed 24-year-old William Holmes reasonably believed that another officer was in serious danger.
The shooting occurred after a chase started in Newton when police responded to a burglary call. The vehicle eventually was disabled near Moundridge. Benefiel says Homes and a passenger yelled obscenities at officers and Holmes yelled ``shoot me.''
Benefiel said officers unsuccessfully used non-lethal means such as bean-bags and a Taser to try and subdue Holmes. Benefiel said Holmes eventually was shot while trying to gain possession of a Newton officer's gun during a struggle.
The Newton officer suffered minor injuries.