Grand Jury to Investigate Police Shooting - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

02.23.07

Grand Jury to Investigate Police Shooting

Mathew Carey Mathew Carey

A Randall County grand jury will now decide whether a local officer used justified force in killing a man. 

Amarillo police say officer Victor Del Fierro shot 24-year-old Matthew Carey in self defense this week in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
 

We wanted to know just how local officers decide to use lethal force. 
  "Each officer makes his own decision on when the right time to use deadly force and that's gonna be when he can do that safely and it's gonna save his life or that of someone that's in danger."

Sergeant Tenbrink says if a suspect is simply running away from a crime scene, officers will  not fire at all... Unless that suspect shows aggression.

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