Man wrongfully shot by Mesquite Police back in hospital

A man who was wrongfully shot by Mesquite Police earlier this month is back in the hospital with complications.

31-year-old Lyndo Jones was shot by an officer on November 8th. The officer thought he was shooting a car burglar, but it was actually the vehicle’s owner.

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson is looking into possible charges against the officer who shot Jones. The case is expected to go before a grand jury this week.

Attorneys for Jones tell FOX 4 he is being treated for an infection and possible pneumonia. They say his family believes there is enough evidence to go forward with charges, without a grand jury.

A prayer service was held for Jones Sunday at Friendship West Baptist Church. His attorneys and family appealed to church members to push the Dallas County D.A. to indict the officer who shot Jones.

“Call her, bombard her with calls, let her know how angry you are. She has more than enough evidence to indict this officer. She doesn't need a grand jury proceeding.” Said attorney Justin Moore.

The officer responsible was identified as Derick Wiley, a 10-year veteran of the force. His attorneys tell FOX 4 video from the incident is different from Jones’ version of events, and the facts will speak for themselves. Attorneys for Jones counter they’ve seen the video and it only affirms their story.

Jones’ attorneys are pushing for the release of that body and dash cam. Officer Wiley is on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues.

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