CHAPPELL — A Deuel County grand jury has found that officers committed no criminal actions in the fatal shooting of a man who started firing when they arrived to arrest him.

Authorities say Neil Stretesky, 66, came out of his Big Springs front door shooting Dec. 3 as Deputy Mike Hutchinson and four other officers arrived to serve arrest warrants. Hutchinson was hit four times, and Sheriff Scott DeCoste returned fire at Stretesky, killing him.

Hutchinson was released from the hospital Monday.

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