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Jefferson County deputy cleared in shooting

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Posted at 10:36 AM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 13:18:55-04

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A Jefferson County sheriff's deputy has been cleared of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a 60-year-old man outside an Idaho Falls hospital.

The Post-Register reports that Bonneville County Prosecutor Daniel Clark on Thursday said that Capt. John Wolfe is not culpable for shooting David Alma Giles on March 18.

Wolfe shot Giles after an altercation outside the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in which Giles attempting to put his hands around Wolfe's throat and Wolfe using pepper spray. According to a Prosecutor's Office news release, Giles was able to wrest away Wolfe's shotgun.Prosecutors say Giles had recently been diagnosed with rapid-onset Alzheimer's disease. His family called 911 saying he had gotten out of a vehicle and was acting agitated before Wolfe arrived at the scene.