Grand Jury No-Bills Arlington Officer

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    A police officer from Arlington has been no-billed by a Tarrant County grand jury in relation to a fatal shooting, the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office says Friday.

    Grand jurors declined to indict the officer who fatally shot a man shooting into a crowd on July 4, 2013.

    The deceased gunman, 31-year-old Alex Quoc Nguyen, was shooting into a crowd during a fight outside of a night club in Arlington, according to the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office.

    A security guard at Saigon Nights flagged down a police officer after a fight at the nightclub spilled out into the parking lot. As the officer got out of his patrol car, he said he saw Nguyen running though the parking lot, shooting toward the crowd.

    When Nguyen spotted the officer, he confronted him, the district attorney's office said. The officer then returned fire, killing Nguyen.

    Deputy District Attorney Jack Strickland and Assistant District Attorney Robert Huseman presented the officers case to the grand jury.

    "The officers in this community put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe," said Huseman. "If not for this officer's quick response that night, there is no doubt that someone would have been shot, and possibly killed, by the gunman."

    The name of the officer was not released.