OSWEGO, NY – At a joint press conference moments ago, the New York State Police, Oswego County Sheriff’s Office and the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office announced that there would be no charges filed against the deputy who fatally shot a man on May 8 at 168 Auringer Road in the town of Constantia.
An Oswego County Grand Jury just recently presented its decision to Oswego County District Attorney Greg Oakes.
On May 8, sheriff’s deputies responded to 168 Auringer Road in the town of Constantia to check the welfare of David Schwalm. He had called authorities and reportedly indicated he was going to harm someone or himself.
The request was received from a third party.
During the investigation Schwalm reportedly pointed a loaded shotgun at Deputy Mark Walton and refused commands to drop the weapon.
Deputy Walton fired his agency issued weapon five times, striking Schwalm three times. Schwalm died as a result of his injuries.
The incident was independently investigated by the New York State Police
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