Grand jury clears officers in shooting where suspect ran over officer with SUV

Posted at 11:23 AM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 20:59:53-04

The Waco Police Department said that the grand jury has decided that the three officers involved in the shooting on Aug. 1 followed state law. 

On Wednesday, the Texas Rangers and the McLennan County District Attorney's Office presented facts to a Grand Jury about the officer-shooting. 

On Aug. 1, a Waco officer was run over and pinned under an SUV while serving a narcotics warrant. The suspect, Kerry Bradley, was driving the SUV. During the incident, officers shot at the SUV, killing Bradley.

The officers involved in the shooting were Sgt. Phillip Zboril, Sgt. Vrail George and Ofc. Adam Fuller. All three officers will be returning to full duty as a result of the findings by the grand jury to their regularly assigned positions.

“I am appreciative of the difficult job performed by the citizens on the grand jury, the thorough investigation by the Special Crimes Unit and the Texas Rangers and the additional independent review by the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office," police chief Ryan Holt said. "As I have said before, any loss of life is a tragedy and I hope that prayers will continue for the family of the suspect and for Officer Graeber as he continues a painful recovery.”

Graeber sustained three broken ribs, a broken pelvis, a broken collarbone, a collapsed lung, a concussion and burns to his arm from the incident. He had to be intubated and had a chest tube placed in him from the significant injuries he received, Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton said last month.

In Aug., Bradley's family claimed the suspect was shot 22 times. However, an autopsy recently released revealed Bradley was shot six times.

News Channel 25 reached out to Bradley's family and their attorney about the grand jury's decision. Besides saying she disagreed with the grand jury's decision, Bradley's wife did not provide additional comment regarding charges not being filed against the officers.

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