Grimes County Deputy Shoots, Kills Man in Bedias

By: Meredith Stancik & Pachatta Pope Email
By: Meredith Stancik & Pachatta Pope Email

Texas Rangers are investigating a Sunday morning fatal shooting in Grimes County that has a deputy on administrative leave.

The Grimes County Sheriff's Office says it happened at 1:24 a.m. on FM 2620 in Bedias. That's where Christopher Miller of College Station was allegedly walking down the road unclothed.

Sheriff's officials say Deputy Jason Smith responded to the scene and told Miller, 26, to lie on the ground. Miller allegedly complied, but later officials say he jumped up and started yelling.

Officials report Miller quickly advanced towards Deputy Smith and when Miller refused to back down, Smith fired three shots hitting Miller twice in the chest.

Miller was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been taken to the Dallas Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

The Grimes County District Attorney's Office is also investigating the shooting.

Deputy Smith recently joined the Grimes County Sheriff Department in May.

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