- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Travis County grand jury has declined to indict an Austin police sergeant in shooting a 24-year-old man last year.

The district attorney’s office said the grand jury met for several hours Wednesday before deciding Sgt. Greg White shouldn’t face criminal charges.

The office says the shooting happened after White responded to a disturbance call at an apartment complex. White saw a man, later identified as Jawhari Smith, holding what he believed to be a firearm, which later turned out to be a BB gun.

A dashboard camera from White’s patrol vehicle showed that he ordered Smith to drop the weapon three times and then fired three shots. Two of the bullets struck Smith in the cheek and shoulder.

Smith’s attorney had no comment about the grand jury’s decision.

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