Allen police release body-cam footage from outlet mall shooting

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Following the grand jury’s decision, the Allen Police Department released portions of body camera footage of the outlet mall shooting.

The Collin County District Attorney’s Office and Allen police presented evidence to a grand jury seeking an independent review of police use of force in the May shooting. The grand jury returned a “no bill” verdict on Tuesday, which means the use of force was justified under Texas law.

The officer wearing the body camera was already at Allen Premium Outlets when the shooting began. Police edited the video to blur out the faces of the victims and civilians. The video shows the officer running towards the sound of gunfire in the distance. As he approached the gunman, the officer opened fire. Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey praised the officer for his quick response.

Harvey said, “The officer recognized the threat, ran toward the gunfire and neutralized the threat – and for his actions, the Allen community will be forever grateful.”

Eight people were killed and seven others were injured during the mass shooting. The gunman also died.

In addition to the grand jury process, Allen PD has requested an external review of the incident from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Meanwhile, the Texas Department of Public Safety is leading the investigation into the mass shooting.

Gunman Mauricio Garcia signed an application in 2015 for a security guard license with the “SS” insignia, used by the notorious Nazi paramilitary organization Schutzstaffel.

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