A state trooper who fired from a helicopter on a fleeing pickup truck on a remote South Texas road, killing two Guatemalan immigrants, has been cleared by a grand jury.

A Hidalgo County grand jury decided Tuesday against indicting Trooper Miguel Avila of the Texas Department of Public Safety in the October incident.

The DPS said Avila, in the air, believed drugs were in the truck as it sped near schools when he opened fire near La Joya.

Read the full San Antonio Express-News story.

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