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Texas Grand Jury Clears Three Officers In Fatal Shooting Of Man

A grand jury cleared three Texas police officers who fatally shot a man who shot and killed another officer and may have killed his mother and brother. The man wounded an additional officer during a standoff, reports the Associated Press. The Travis County grand jury in Austin declined to indict SWAT officers Jared Carruth, Kevin Olejar and Sgt. Kevin De La Rue in the November death of Ahmed Mohamed Nassar, said District Attorney José Garza. The officers "put their own safety and lives at risk, and our office is truly grateful for their service,” Garza said.

Officers were called to a home by a woman who reported she was being stabbed. The woman was wounded, but escaped. She told police that the suspect remained inside the home with two other people. A police SWAT team forced its way into the home and Nassar fatally shot officer Jorge Pastore and wounded another officer before being fatally shot by other officers. Police found Ahmed Elnemrnassar, 63, and Riad Mohamed Nassar, 32, dead. Riad Nassar was Ahmed Nassar’s brother and Ahmed Elnemrnassar was the mother of the two.


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