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STAGECOACH, Texas (AP) - A Texas police officer is accused of fatally shooting his brother who also worked in law enforcement. Investigators say 59-year-old Robert Lee was arrested Saturday. He's a police officer in Stagecoach. He's accused of shooting his 57-year-old brother, Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Rocky Lee. Investigators say Robert Lee initially said he shot and killed a suspected burglar in his home. But detectives now believe Rocky Lee was checking on his brother's welfare when he was shot.

HOUSTON (AP) - Family and friends say Christian Riley Garcia, one of the students slain by a gunman last week at his Texas high school, displayed bravery "far beyond his years" and often put the needs of others before himself. Mourners gathered Friday in the Houston suburb of Crosby for the funeral of the 15-year-old Garcia, a history junky who was eager to embark on a military career.

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Federal authorities say a 40-year-old military veteran has been arrested in connection with two explosive devices found in Beaumont, Texas in recent weeks. A probable cause affidavit says investigators found bomb components and mailing materials linked Torres to the devices while executing a search warrant Thursday at his Beaumont home.

WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) - New charges won't be filed against a woman who accused a Texas trooper of sexual assault during a traffic stop. In a Friday statement, Ellis County District Attorney Patrick Wilson says the woman made her allegations to a jailer and her attorney and not to a sworn peace officer, meaning no false report was filed. The woman's attorney, Lee Merritt, apologized Wednesday after the release of body camera video appeared to contradict her claims.

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