A police officer in the Texas Panhandle will not face charges in the fatal shooting of an assault suspect who authorities say came out of a hotel room and refused to drop a gun.
Potter County District Attorney Randall Sims on Wednesday announced a grand jury declined to indict the Amarillo police officer in the July 25 death.
Amarillo police were seeking Jose Luis Rodriguez on a warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Cpl. Jeb Hilton has said officers saw the suspect, who was carrying a gun, leave a hotel room and then try to hide behind some other people.
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Police say Rodriguez ignored orders to drop then gun before being shot by an officer.
The name of the officer wasn't immediately released.