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Bryan Police Cleared in Fatal Shoot Out

By: Lindsay Liepman
By: Lindsay Liepman

The criminal investigation is over for six Bryan police officers involved in the deadly Taqueria Arandas shoot out.

But there are still more questions the department must answer.

Charges will not be filed against six Bryan police officers involved in a fatal shooting at the Taqueria Arandas last December.

Thursday, a Brazos County Grand Jury no billed the officers who shot and killed suspect Michael Hall, who was carrying a semi automatic hand gun.

District Attorney Bill Turner says the grand jury heard expert testimony and accounts from officers at the scene.

According to detectives, the officers began to fire when Hall and another suspect, Stephen Gilbert would not surrender.

Gilbert and hostage Santo Domingo Reyes were also wounded.

The officers returned to work last month but an internal investigation is still on going.

Chief Mike Strope says the investigation will determine if any policies were violated or if there were any tactical errors.

The Grand Jury's ruling does end the criminal investigation.

But for the accused accomplice this is just the beginning.

Gilbert was indicted by the grand jury on four counts of aggravated robbery for each person that was robbed at the restaurant.


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