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Grand jury declines to indict San Antonio police officer in 2018 shooting

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A Bexar County grand jury decided Wednesday to not indict a San Antonio police officer who shot and killed a bystander during an officer-involved shooting last October.

The Bexar County District Attorney’s office said the suspect in the case, Davante Snowden, had already been indicted for being a felon in possession of a handgun for his role in the case.

Last October, police got a call about an assault at 1 a.m. on October 17 on Roberts Street, which is on the city’s west side.

Officers got to the house and found the door slightly open with shouting heard inside.

Police at the time said there were four young men in the house and one of them starting cussing at the police.  One of the young men had a gun in his waistband.

At some point after, San Antonio police chief William McManus said at the time the officer ended up using deadly force on that man — identified as 18-year-old Charles Roundtree.

The officer was identified Steve Casanova.

“Our office presented all the evidence regarding this officer-involved shooting to the grand jury. Although the decision of the grand jury may not be the decision that was hoped for by the family of Charles Roundtree, Jr., we respect the grand jury’s decision and extend our sympathy to the Roundtree family,” said Bexar County District Attorney Joe D. Gonzales.

18-year-old shot and killed by police during confrontation


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