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Deputy Involved in fatal Shooting Identified

The Crook County Sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a man with a known mental health condition near Prineville last week has been identified. Stephen Hatcher has worked for the Crook County Sheriff's Office since 2016. He is accused of shooting 35-year-old Nick Rodin. Rodin was walking down SE Maphet Road when he was stopped by the deputy before being fatally shot. Hatcher remains on administrative leave pending the conclusion of an investigation by the Central Oregon Major Incident Team, headed by Oregon State Police in collaboration with the Crook County District Attorney’s office.

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