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Grand jury clears Kilgore officers in August shooting death

From Staff Reports
Oct. 13, 2011 at 12:55 p.m.


A Gregg County grand jury on Thursday cleared two Kilgore police officers of any wrongdoing in the August shooting death of 19-year-old Jamel Freeman.

"The grand jury cleared the officers," Gregg County District Attorney Carl Dorrough said. "They heard the testimony of the investigation from the Texas Rangers and the grand jury cleared the officers based on the investigation of the Texas Rangers."

On Aug. 1, Kilgore police shot and killed Freeman after authorities said he attacked two officers with a knife.

Both officers involved in the shooting - Dee Ann Brown and Cpl. David Tucker - were hospitalized for knife wounds that authorities said Freeman inflicted.

Pick up tomorrow's Longview News-Journal for more on this story.

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