The Allen, TX, police officer who shot and killed the gunman during last month’s mass shooting at Allen Premium Outlets was cleared Tuesday of any wrongdoing.
A Collin County grand jury declined to indict the Allen police officer. Allen police said in a news release Wednesday the decision “indicates that the use of force was justified under Texas law.”
The officer was nearby on an unrelated call when a gunman opened fire outside the mall on May 6, killing eight people, wounding at least seven others and traumatizing scores more, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Officials have said the gunman was killed less than five minutes after he fired the first shots.