Preliminary look finds officers fired after suspect drew weapon; prosecutor to decide on any charges

Two sheriff’s deputies are back at work after a preliminary review showed they were justified in shooting a man who pulled out a gun and fired at them.

Johnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper has reviewed the deputies’ dashboard camera footage, which showed what happened that day, and witness statements and said he believes deputies were correct in firing at Derek J. Hobson, 25, Greenwood. Deputies Dan Combs and Lewis Wiser shot Hobson multiple times while chasing him through a cemetery near Franklin in July.

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