Driver shot by Texas office was unarmed.
DALLAS (AP) — Police say that the driver of a reportedly stolen truck was unarmed when he was shot and killed by a police officer in a Texas parking lot.
Dallas police say no weapon was found on Juan Moreno or in the truck after Farmers Branch police Officer Michael Dunn shot the 35-year-old.
Surveillance video appears to show Dunn firing into the driver’s side of the white pickup as it makes a sweeping turn around his police SUV. A grand jury indicted the 43-year-old officer on a murder charge Wednesday.
Dallas police investigated the shooting and said that Dunn was wearing a body camera. A police spokeswoman says the camera did not capture footage of the shooting but did start recording minutes after it.
A Texas police officer has been arrested on a murder charge after he fatally shot the driver of a pickup truck reported stolen from a Dallas suburb.
The Dallas County District Attorney’s office says a grand jury indicted Farmers Branch Officer Michael Dunn Wednesday, two weeks after he shot 35-year-old Juan Moreno.
Seagoville Capt. Steve Davis says that the 43-year-old Dunn turned himself in to the suburban department Wednesday night and was released about an hour later on a $150,000 bond.
Investigators have said Dunn shot Moreno on June 12 in northwest Dallas. Police said Dunn approached the white truck, then Moreno began to pull away and the officer opened fire.
Farmers Branch Deputy Chief Jay Siegel said the department would be issuing a statement later Thursday.
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