From Inyo County DA Thomas Hardy:
Earlier today, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department issued a press release regarding an officer-involved shooting in the Bishop area.
The case is currently being investigated by the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department and, separately, by the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s Office responsibility in these cases is to determine the lawfulness of a peace officer’s use of force.
Based upon the preliminary results of the investigation today, it appears the Deputy involved was legally justified in firing his weapon. The investigation is, of course, on-going and it would be premature to reach any final conclusions.
As the investigation continues, further information will be provided to the public.