GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A grand jury has decided not to indict the Grand County Sheriff for shooting a burglary suspect.

The scene of the shooting (credit: CBS)

The scene of the shooting (credit: CBS)

Sheriff Brett Schroetlin shot and wounded 20-year-old Conor James Maclaird on Sept. 15 after a robbery was reported at a liquor store in Tabernash.

Schroetlin said the suspect pulled a knife so he opened fire, striking Maclaird several times.

The grand jury cleared the sheriff on Thursday but indicted Maclaird on charges of assault and theft.


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