Bay County Sheriff’s Deputy Justified in Shooting of Suspect

The Bay County Prosecutor’s office has ruled a Bay County Sheriff’s deputy was justified in the killing of a suspect on August 28 in Bangor Township.

Police responded to the Bangor Downs apartment complex for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they found 27-year-old Bethany Taylor had been shot to death. Her alleged assailant, 18-year-old Lamar Davis, was still on the scene. Police say he threatened threatened them with a gun. Deputy Christopher VanHord opened fire on Davis, killing him.

VanHorn was placed on administrative leave during a state police investigation. The prosecutor’s office declined to charge VanHorn with any criminal offence. The deputy returned to work on Monday.