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Officer Cleared in Shooting

AMARILLO, TEXAS - A Potter County Grand Jury cleared an Amarillo police officer Thursday in a shooting that killed the suspect. It happened outside of the Wienerschnitzle on the Boulevard back in August.

Police say the man killed, Ruben Flores Jr., stole a Schwan's truck and started driving right at the officer. The grand jury found the officer acted in self-defense and dismissed all charges.

The officer had been taken off of patrol duty while the case went through the system. He is set to return to his normal work as soon as possible.

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