- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Travis County jury has chosen not to indict a police officer who fatally shot a woman during a standoff in a North Austin apartment building in May.

The Austin American-Statesman reports (https://atxne.ws/1U3TuSW ) that the grand jury reviewed evidence for about seven hours before members voted to not seek criminal charges against Austin police SWAT team sniper Robert Pfaff.

Pfaff shot and killed 31-year-old Cassandra Bolin after her boyfriend called police, saying he received text messages from Bolin indicating she was suicidal.

Austin police tried to convince Bolin to leave the apartment for three hours, but she refused.

The district attorney’s office says that after police fired a bean bag projectile at Bolin, she came out of the apartment with a handgun pointed at herself and then at police.



Pfaff shot Bolin three times, killing her.

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Information from: Austin American-Statesman, https://www.statesman.com

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