Harrison county deputy cleared by grand jury in shooting

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A Harrison County deputy who is accused of shooting and killing a veteran in his own home will not be sent to trial.

Sergeant Jeff McAndrews was placed on leave after the shooting but he’s back working for the sheriff in a new position as an investigator.

In January, 61-year-old Arthur McAfee’s sisters called authorities to check on their brother after he didn’t answer their calls or open his door.

That welfare check ended with Arthur being shot to death by McAndrews.

McAfee was a mentally disabled veteran.

The McAfee family is left with questions.

“We haven’t been contacted about anything. This is the most shut case I’ve never seen anything like this. Rest assured we’re not going to let it go, we’re not going to let it go like that. These people are going to have to pay for what they did,” said Arthur’s sister Maxine McAfee.

The family plans to file a lawsuit against the sheriff’s office.

They’ve hired attorney Daryl Washington, who also represents the family of Botham Jean, who was shot and killed in his apartment by a Dallas police officer.

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