Inverness, FL-- After a three-month investigation, Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy announced that Greg Entrekin, the deputy trainee involved in an off-duty shooting last September, has been cleared of any wrong-doing.
According to reports, Entrekin shot 28-year-old Derrick Vaccianna on the night of September 26 when Vaccianna broke into the home of Ashley Vance, the woman allegedly romantically involved with both men.
Reports said Vaccianna entered Vance's home through a bedroom window and then grabbed her as he confronted the couple.
In the middle of the argument, Vaccianna then charged toward Entrekin, reports say, and that's when Entrekin shot Vaccianna in the chest and killed him.
Vaccianna's family told 10 News back in October that their son, just like Deputy Entrekin, was romantically involved with Vance, and that he often stayed with her at her home.
Vaccianna's father, also named Derrick Vaccianna, told 10 News this incident was a "love triangle gone awry."
"I hope justice will be served. Nobody can bring him back. Nobody can bring him back," he said.
Now just a little more than three months later, the State Attorney's Office has cleared Entrekin of any wrong doing.
"This was a tragic event in which there were no winners," said Sheriff Jeff Dawsy in response to the news. "We knew right away it was best to have an independent review of the case, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducted a very comprehensive and detailed investigation. We are very confident in their findings."
Entrekin was initially placed on administrative leave after the incident, and then he returned to the Sheriff's Office in an administrative capacity.
Reports say Entrekin was recently permitted to begin his field training officer program, which he has to complete before he officially goes on the road as a patrol deputy.
"I'm sure Deputy Entrekin is anxious to officially begin his career as a law enforcement officer," said Dawsy. "We are looking forward to the contributions he will make here as a member of this team."