Internal investigation clears Nacogdoches PD officer involved in shooting incident

Internal investigation clears Nacogdoches PD officer involved in shooting incident

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - An internal investigation by the Nacogdoches Police Department has determined that the NPD officer involved in a shooting incident that occurred on March 31 "did not violate any department rule, policy, directive, or procedure."

According to a press release, the Nacogdoches Police Department's Professional Standards Unit, Officer Corey Seymore will return to full duty this weekend.

"The Texas Rangers are conducting an independent criminal investigation, and those results will be reported when completed," the press release stated. "This case will be presented to the grand jury this Friday."

A previous East Texas news story stated that the incident, which occurred in the 4700 of Warr Circle, was reported around 9:52 p.m. on March 31.

Upon arrival, the responding officer reported seeing Vyron Rashad Johns, 32, of Nacogdoches, and Letha Brewer, 30, of Nacogdoches, outside a residence. Johns appeared to be forcing Brewer into a vehicle, according to Nacogdoches Police.

As the officer approached the vehicle, he heard a gunshot and reported seeing Brewer fall to the ground. She was shot and left with a wound to her upper body. Johns, armed with a handgun, attempted to re-enter the residence. The officer fired twice at Johns, striking him in the arm and lower body.

Both Brewer and Johns were taken to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Johns is still being held in the Nacogdoches County jail on a first-degree felony aggravated assault on a family member with a deadly weapon. No bail has been set at this time.

Following the shooting incident, Seymore was placed on administrative leave.

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