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Officer in Victor Fuentes' shooting 'no billed' by grand jury

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A Smith County Grand Jury returned a 'no bill' in the officer involved shooting New Year's Eve that claimed the life of a Tyler man.

According to Smith County DA Matt Bingham, the Smith County Grand Jury did not find probable cause to believe that Tyler police officer Matt Riggles' actions had criminal intent when he shot Victor Fuentes' on New Year's Eve.

Therefore, the grand jury ruled that Officer Riggles was justified in using deadly force when he shot Fuentes'.

On New Years Eve, 22-year-old Victor Fuentes was shot and killed by Officer Riggle. Riggle and another officer responded to the scene after a report of multiple gunshots being fired at the residence.

Police say Fuentes' refused to drop his weapon and then aimed it at the officer.

Officer Riggle was reassigned to an administrative duty pending the outcome of the Grand Jury investigation.

Officer Riggle will remain on administrative duty until the conclusion of the department's administrative investigation, which is expected to be concluded next week.

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