Grand Jury clears officers involved in shooting - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Grand Jury clears officers involved in shooting

(Source: MGN) (Source: MGN)

A McLennan County Grand Jury cleared two officers involved in a shooting in July.

According to Waco Police, Joey Kimble and Josh McCuistion were cleared of any criminal wrongdoing of a shooting in the 3000 block of Lyle Avenue on July 12.

The suspect was identified as Jonathon Tucker Gober, 32. He was wanted for a Felony Probation Violation for Federal Counterfeiting.

According to police, Kimble and McCuistion, shot their weapons when Gober showed his weapon.

After Interim Chief Frank Gentsch heard about the Grand Jury results, he released the following statement.

“Our officers were forced into a very difficult situation requiring them to use force against an armed fugitive and acted in defense of themselves and others. These officers were cleared by a very thorough investigation which is routine in officer involved shootings,” Gentsch said. “I appreciate the job conducted by the Department Investigators, the Texas Rangers, the McLennan County DA’s office and the Grand Jury in this case.”

The Waco Police Department with the Texas Rangers completed the criminal investigation and forwarded to the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office. The investigation concluded the officers involved followed the law, according to Waco Police.

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