Alto City Council meeting will be held to discuss officer involv - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

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

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.

 

Copyright 2013 KTRE. All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Nacogdoches group celebrates Earth Day

    Nacogdoches group celebrates Earth Day

    Sunday, April 22 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-04-22 23:29:57 GMT
    Photo: KTREPhoto: KTRE

    Across the nation many people celebrated the Earth Day which started 48 years ago after a massive oil spill in California. Fast forward to today, the conversation revolves on conserving water according to organizers with Resilient Nacogdoches where its widely known that East Texas has an abundant resources of natural water. "Children grow up knowing that food, you just buy it, but you can grow it. We need water of course for growing gardens. It's something that we...

    More >>

    Across the nation many people celebrated the Earth Day which started 48 years ago after a massive oil spill in California. Fast forward to today, the conversation revolves on conserving water according to organizers with Resilient Nacogdoches where its widely known that East Texas has an abundant resources of natural water. "Children grow up knowing that food, you just buy it, but you can grow it. We need water of course for growing gardens. It's something that we...

    More >>
  • San Augustine celebrates long-lived community members

    San Augustine celebrates long-lived community members

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:06:22 GMT
    Source: KTRE staffSource: KTRE staff
    Source: KTRE staffSource: KTRE staff

    The small, East Texas town of San Augustine hosted a celebration on Saturday for community members who had lived to see more moons than anyone else.   

    More >>

    The small, East Texas town of San Augustine hosted a celebration on Saturday for community members who had lived to see more moons than anyone else.   

    More >>
  • Nacogdoches County girls take down Angelina in KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

    Clean sweep for Nacogdoches in 10th annual KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

    Clean sweep for Nacogdoches in 10th annual KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:48:29 GMT

    The Nacogdoches County girls have snapped a two-game losing streak in the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown following a 54-41 win over Angelina County. 

    More >>

    The Nacogdoches County girls have snapped a two-game losing streak in the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown following a 54-41 win over Angelina County. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly