Created on Saturday, 09 July 2011 10:15
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has ruled that off duty Hatfield Township Police Lieutenant Eric Schmitz was justified in the use of deadly force against his 17-year-old son last month. Investigators say the youth tried to stab his father with a hunting knife. The weapon had a five inch blade. The shooting occurred just a day after the youth was released from the Horsham Clinic where he was being held involuntarily after threatening to kill himself.