An East Texas state trooper has been cleared of wrongdoing in a fatal shooting after a Grand Jury no billed him on Thursday.
According to Panola County District Attorney Danny Davidson, back on February 13, 2016, at 8 p.m., Trooper Daniel McBride, 27, tried to stop a car driven by Calin Roquemore, 24, of Longview, for a traffic violation on TX 149 near Beckville.
Davidson said Roquemore refused to stop and jumped out of the moving vehicle in a neighborhood. The car then crashed into a tree. According to the Texas Rangers, Roquemore ran 300 yards before he went to the ground. The man tried to get back up, so the trooper ordered him to show his hand.
When the suspect did not follow the trooper’s orders, the trooper said he feared for his life and fired his gun. Roquemore was taken to a Longview hospital where he was pronounced dead. No weapon was discovered at the scene.
The Texas Rangers report on the investigation will be forwarded to the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI.
The Panola County Grand Jury handed up the no bill after listening to all the evidence presented.
McBride has been with DPS in Carthage since August of 2011