The family of a Whitfield County man shot and killed by deputies believe the shooting wasn't justified.
Deputy Brad Mathis and Sgt. Shawn O'Mahoney fired their weapons after a chase ended on Maddox Mill Road in November. The driver, Brett Noblitt, was killed when Sheriff Scott Chitwood said Noblitt revved his engine and started moving toward a deputy.
The Whitfield County District Attorney ruled the actions of the deputies were legally justified in a report after a four month investigation.
While we may never know why Noblitt chose to run from deputies, Ward believes it wasn't a reason to kill his brother.
"Nobody understands what happens in situations like that. Nobody understands what was going through my brother's mind. Nobody understands what was going through what was going through the officer's minds," he said.
Both of the Whitfield County deputies involved in that shooting were cleared of any wrongdoing and allowed back on the job three days later.
Sheriff Scott Chitwood tells Channel 3 he is pleased with the outcome and is moving forward.
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