Grand jury clears officers of wrongdoing in connection to December 2013 shooting

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 1:14pm

A McLennan County grand jury has cleared six deputies and a constable of any wrongdoing in connection to a December 2013 shooting.

The incident took place near America's Storage, located on 12th Street, around 2 p.m. on December 18. Officers tried to confront Michael Alvarado about a possible kidnapping that was reported to them earlier in the day. That's when authorities say Alvarado began to shoot, hitting a deputy and himself. The officer and alvarado were treated and released at a local hospital.

Earlier that morning, officers responded to the 3300 block of Lyle Avenue after receiving a call about a possible kidnapping involving a man and a woman. When officers arrived on scene, the pair had already left. They were later located near America's Storage. The female involved was not injured.

“The actions of the six McLennan County deputies and one constable involved in the shooting that took place on December 18, 2013 were reviewed by the McLennan County Grand Jury. The grand jury agreed with the Texas Rangers and our office that the conduct of these brave men was justified under the law. It is routine for all officer involved shootings or use of deadly force matters to be reviewed by the grand jury,” said McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna about the grand jury's review of the case.

Alvarado was indicted on three enhanced aggravated assault of a public servant charges in March. Alvarado is being held on a $500,000 bond.


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