Tarrant County

Fort Worth Officers Not Indicted for Fatal Shooting

A Tarrant County grand jury declines to indict three Fort Worth police officers who shot a man as he drove his vehicle toward one of the officers.

The grand jurors no-billed the officers on Thursday in the Feb. 9, 2013, fatal shooting of 22-year-old Sixto Eduardo Quezada.

Around 11 p.m., officers began following a white sport utility vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle seen leaving the scene of a shooting.

The driver stopped in the 3100 block of Pecan Avenue and exited his vehicle. As officers approached the vehicle on foot, the man suddenly jumped back in his SUV.

The driver shifted into reverse and sped backward toward an officer approaching the rear of his vehicle, prompting that officer to open fire.

Two fellow officers who believed the officer had been run over and was being dragged also fired their service weapons. Quezada was struck three times and died at the scene.

It was later determined that Quezada was not involved in the shooting earlier that night. Because the officers were not arrested, charged or indicted, the District Attorney's Office will not be releasing their names.

The cases were presented by Deputy Chief District Attorney Jack Strickland and Assistant District Attorney Robert Huseman.

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