A Central Texas sheriff's deputy will not face charges in the 2016 fatal shooting of a driver following an attempted traffic stop and chase.
A Bell County grand jury Wednesday took no action against Cpl. Shane Geers. The case involves the Aug. 30 death of 59-year-old Lyle Patrick Blanchard of Harker Heights.
Investigators have said Geers attempted to stop a van being operated in an erratic manner and that driver impairment was a concern. Officials initially said there was an exchange of gunfire. Geers wasn't hurt.
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An attorney for the Blanchard family, Rob Ranco, said Wednesday that the driver did not appear to be armed.
District Attorney Henry Garza, in a news release, announced the grand jury's decision and declined further comment.
Harker Heights is 60 miles north of Austin.