BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- A South Texas grand jury has decided against charges in the police shooting death of a middle-school student.
Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos said Friday that the grand jury found insufficient probable cause that the officers committed a crime.
On Jan. 4, police responded to a call of an armed student inside Cummings Middle School in Brownsville. They found 15-year-old Jaime Gonzalez inside the school s front hall holding what would later be identified as a pellet gun. Officers fired when Gonzalez refused to drop the gun.
Gonzalez s family immediately criticized the use of lethal force as unjustified. His father, Jaime Gonzalez Sr., declined to comment Friday but said the family planned to respond next week.