Grand jury denies indictment in U.S Marshal shooting case

KWKT
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 5:16pm

A McLennan County grand jury declined to indict a Deputy U.S Marshal who fatally shot a Waco man back in March of this year.

U.S Marshal Clayton Brown was trying to arrest Transcini Richerson, 30, on March 18.

Officers surrounded the car and told Richerson to put his hands up.

Instead, Richerson began to reach down under his seat.

That’s when Brown shot Richerson who later died at a local hospital.

McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna reviewed details of the case and said Brown’s actions that day were valid and that he agrees with the grand jury’s decision.

In an official statement, Reyna wrote, "We agree with the Grand Jury’s resolution on this matter. Deputy U.S. Marshal Clayton Brown’s conduct was within the confines of the law and his training. There are times when the use of deadly force by an officer is necessary to protect themselves as well as fellow officers. This was one of those instances.”

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