Deputy who shot hospi­tal pa­tient cleared in probe

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A deputy who fa­tally shot a hospi­tal pa­tient wield­ing a metal sign post ear­lier this year has been cleared of crim­i­nal wrong­do­ing.

Fair­fax County Po­lice said Fri­day that Com­mon­wealth’s At­tor­ney Ray Mor­rogh has found no ba­sis to bring crim­i­nal charges against the deputy who shot and killed Jo­vany Martinez out­side Inova Fair­fax Hospi­tal in Au­gust.

Po­lice say Martinez had al­ready in­jured one per­son and was hav­ing a psy­chi­atric episode when he charged at Patrick McPartlin, an 18-year vet­eran of the Fair­fax County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Po­lice have said Deputy McPartlin tried to talk the man down but fired mul­ti­ple shots when Martinez con­tin­ued to ad­vance at him.

While Deputy McPartlin won’t face crim­i­nal charges, the sher­iff’s of­fice still plans to con­duct its own in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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