Deadly N. TX officer-involved shooting case handed over to D.A.

The Euless Police Department has completed its investigation of a deadly shooting involving a Grapevine police officer and turned it over to the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office.

In February, Grapevine Police Officer Robert Clark shot Ruben Garcia-Villapando on Hwy. 121 during a traffic stop in Euless.

A passing driver recorded cell phone video before the shooting that appears to show Officer Clark with his weapon drawn and Garcia-Villapando with his hands on his head.

Grapevine police say Garcia-Villapando refused to comply with demands.

Both departments say they were told by the Tarrant County D.A.'s Office not to release the officer's dash-cam video from the incident.

Lance Wyatt, the attorney for Officer Clark, told FOX 4 he believes it will take a month or two before the grand jury takes up this case.


Wyatt, in West Texas on another police shooting case, told FOX 4 that he has "absolute confidence in Euless Police" and "Full faith in the Tarrant County DA's office." He also said once all the evidence is presented to the grand jury, "Everything will be all right."

Domingo Garcia, the lawyer representing Garcia-Villalpando's family, says, "I am disappointed that Euless police did not arrest Officer Clark" and that he's "disappointed they did not recommend indictment on a crime."

Domingo Garcia says he believes the dash-cam video is not being released "because it will be damning for Officer Clark."

Garcia-Villalpando's family has been shown the dash-cam video, but Domingo Garcia has not yet seen it.

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