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Alto City Council meeting will be held to discuss officer involved fatal shooting

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ALTO, TX (KTRE) -

More information will available next week about the officer involved shooting in Alto last month that left Eric Griffin dead.  The 48-year-old Alto resident was fatally shot by officer Brandon Smith.


A city council meeting will be held on Monday in Alto. The meeting calls for Chief of Police Jeremy Jackson to discuss statements from the Texas Rangers' investigation and the action of the investigation involving officer Smith. Smith is currently on paid administrative leave.

There is still little information available about the fatal shooting.

According to a press release, Alto resident James Eric Griffin, 48, was fatally shot by Officer Brandon Michael Smith.

DPS spokeswoman Jean Dark said, Griffin attempted to rob Pick N Go, located at 100 S. Marcus Street, in Alto. Smith confronted Griffin on Highway 69, where an exchange took place.

The autopsy on the body of the suspect was performed at Dallas Forensic Center.

KTRE sent an open records request to the Texas Department of Public Safety requesting more information and now we are waiting to hear from the Texas Attorney General's office to see if we can get some more information about the investigation.

Although information is limited, we have learned from Cherokee County Sheriff's Department Captain John Raffield said there are no results from Griffin's autopsy yet.

Raffield says they are waiting on the toxicology report.

We will continue to search for details and keep you updated as information about this investigation becomes available.

 

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