PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A Wood County special grand jury cleared a Parkersburg police officer Thursday for his role in a deadly shooting from earlier this year.
The panel did not indict Detective P.M. Edelen.
He shot and killed Parkersburg resident Steven Pfalzgraph on Jan. 14 near the Grand Central Mall. The grand jury found Pfalzgraph was driving toward Edelen and the detective shot him in self-defense.
Pfalzgraph and another man were leaving the mall in a hurry after a purse snatching.