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Rangers: Michael Dean investigation release is 'imminent'

Posted at 7:13 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 12:18:42-05

TEMPLE, TX — The Texas Rangers confirm the investigation into the officer-involved shooting that left Michael Dean dead will conclude shortly.

Dean was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Temple on December 2, 2019.

The Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences declared Dean's death a homicide by gunshot wound to the head.

A peace officer involved injuries or death report shows that Michael Dean did not carry, exhibit or use a deadly weapon when he was killed by a police officer.

Community members gathered three times in support of the Dean Family, demanding answers.

"My office has been in conversation with the Texas Rangers and have been updated as the investigation has progressed," said Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza. "As of today, I can report that while the investigation is still ongoing, my office is beginning to review some of the material that has been submitted by the Texas Rangers. Once the Texas rangers complete their investigation, my office will review the material to determine an appropriate course of action."