Ex-Dallas-area officer indicted in fatal shooting of teen

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (AP) " A grand jury has indicted a former suburban Dallas police officer in the shooting death of a teenage burglary suspect and the wounding of another boy.

The Dallas County jury this week indicted 36-year-old Ken Johnson on counts of murder and aggravated assault stemming from the March 13 incident that led to the death of 16-year-old Jose Cruz.

Johnson was employed as a Farmers Branch officer but was off-duty when authorities say he witnessed the teens stealing a vehicle. He chased them in his own vehicle. Surveillance video appears to show him ramming the one containing the teens, bringing them to a stop. Johnson fired into that car, striking the duo.

Johnson's attorneys have said he feared for his life.

He later resigned as an officer.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf04 at 26 Oct 2016 14:09:16 Processing Time: 1021ms