Grand jury will not indict officer in death of Hayden Stutz - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Grand jury will not indict officer in death of Hayden Stutz

Grand Jury voted on Thursday, August 3, 2017 not to indict the Canton Police officer in the fatal shooting of Hayden Stutz. (Source: WOIO) Grand Jury voted on Thursday, August 3, 2017 not to indict the Canton Police officer in the fatal shooting of Hayden Stutz. (Source: WOIO)
CANTON, OH (WOIO) -

A grand jury has declined to indict an officer for the fatal shooting of a man who was holding a woman by the neck outside a home in northeast Ohio and refused to let her go.

Stark County's prosecutor said in a statement Friday that the grand jury voted Thursday not to indict the officer in the May 24 fatal shooting of Hayden Stutz.

Canton's police chief has said Stutz told officers several times that he had a pistol and didn't care what happened. Police said the 24-year-old man moved like he was going to hurt the woman before the officer shot him. Authorities reported no gun was found.

Court records said Stutz was due in court on a disorderly conduct charge the day he was killed.

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