A Montgomery County Grand Jury has indicted Conroe police officer Jason Blackwelder on one count of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of a teen outside a Wal-Mart in late July.
According to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office, Blackwelder turned himself in to Montgomery County authorities on Friday after being indicted in the fatal shooting of a teenage shoplifting suspect outside a Wal-mart store in late July.
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Montgomery County First Assistant DA, Phil Grant says Officer Blackwelder was off duty when he followed the suspect, Russell Rios, from a Conroe Wal-mart last July. The teen was later found dead from a single gunshot to the head. Grant says the officer was also indicted on a charge of tampering with a government document and making a false report to a police officer. Blackwelder is suspended without pay from the police department and could get up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
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