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Updated: 03/18/2017 08:30:02AM

Report: Deputies cleared in shooting man

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JAY MEISEL/ STAFF

Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman speaks to community leaders about the results of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's investigation into the fatal shooting of Ja’quar Mathis by two deputies on Oct. 7. Near him is voluminous pile of documents related to the case.

JAY MEISEL/ STAFF

Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman speaks to community leaders about the results of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's investigation into the fatal shooting of Ja’quar Mathis by two deputies on Oct. 7. Near him is voluminous pile of documents related to the case.

JAY MEISEL/ STAFF

Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman speaks to community leaders about the results of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's investigation into the fatal shooting of Ja’quar Mathis by two deputies on Oct. 7. Near him is voluminous pile of documents related to the case.

JAY MEISEL/ STAFF

Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman speaks to community leaders about the results of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's investigation into the fatal shooting of Ja’quar Mathis by two deputies on Oct. 7. Near him is voluminous pile of documents related to the case.

JAY MEISEL/ STAFF

Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman speaks to community leaders about the results of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's investigation into the fatal shooting of Ja’quar Mathis by two deputies on Oct. 7. Near him is voluminous pile of documents related to the case.

JAY MEISEL/ STAFF

Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman speaks to community leaders about the results of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's investigation into the fatal shooting of Ja’quar Mathis by two deputies on Oct. 7. Near him is voluminous pile of documents related to the case.

BY JAY MEISEL

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SEBRING — Two Highlands County deputies have been cleared in the fatal shooting of a man following a five-month investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement

In a letter written Thursday to Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman, Assistant State Attorney Steve Houchin said that deputies Cory Tomblin and Brian Van Fleet shot Ja’quar Mathis on Oct. 7, 2016, after Mathis pointed a gun at them.

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