Grand jury no-bills Winfield officer in February shooting

According to the Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune

TITUS COUNTY (KYTX) - Winfield police Sgt. Charlie Walker will face no criminal charges in a February shooting of a New York man during an I-30 traffic stop in Millers Cove.

A Titus County grand jury returned a "no-bill" for Walker, meaning charges are dropped. No future criminal action can be pursued in the case, Titus County District Attorney Charles C. Bailey told the Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune.

Walker could have been charged with murder in the shooting death of 23-year-old Brian Michael Fuller, of Beaver Dam, N.Y., after Walker pulled over a Volkswagen passenger car driven by Full in excess of 100 mph through Winfield on Feb. 29.

Fuller was arrested for drug possession and unlawfully carrying a weapon and taken, which his younger brother, to a structure on the I-30 service road, where Winfield Police Department stores vehicles, the newspaper reported. During a search of Fuller's vehicle, the handcuffed Fuller retrieved a shotgun from Walker's Chevy Tahoe and was point it out the vehicle window.

Another Winfield police officer grabbed the shotgun and struggled with Fuller, with Fuller firing at least one round into the Tahoe's floorboard before Walker fired his pistol at Fuller, killing him.

The Texas Rangers investigated the shooting and determined that Walker shot in self-defense.

Fuller was wanted in Schyuler County, N.Y. on a burglary charge.

Walker was the 2009 recipient of the Narcotics Officer of the Year award from the Texas Narcotics Officers Association.


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