Fatal cemetery shooting called justified



Two Johnson County sheriff’s deputies were protecting themselves when they killed a man who shot at them last summer, the county prosecutor has decided.

Derek J. Hobson of Greenwood ran from the officers on July 13, 2013, through a cemetery east of Franklin. Hobson fired one shot at the deputies and then his gun jammed, preventing him from firing anymore rounds.

Deputies Jarrod Wiser and Dan Combs fired 11 times at Hobson near Second Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Two bullets hit Hobson in the back, and he died that day.


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