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Grand jury no bills Trinity County sheriff in 2016 officer-involved shooting death

Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace (Source: KTRE Staff) Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace (Source: KTRE Staff)
Clayton Baker (Source: Trinity Police Department) Clayton Baker (Source: Trinity Police Department)
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TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace has been no-billed for shooting and killing a 38-year-old man who was attacking a woman back in September of 2016.

Trinity County District Attorney Bennie Schiro confirmed the grand jury’s no-bill decision Monday morning. The Nov. 28 no-bill ruling by a Trinity County grand jury means that they didn’t think there was enough evidence for the case to proceed to a jury trial.

The man who was shot and killed was identified as Clayton Baker, of Willis.

The shooting incident occurred in the morning hours of Sept. 30, 2016. Trooper David Hendry, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said at the time that the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an assault in progress, and Baker was shot near a house in the 400 block of West Second Street.

The victim was flown to a hospital in the Bryan/College Station area.

Texas Rangers investigated the officer-involved shooting, and Wallace was later identified as the person who shot Baker. The Rangers with assistance from the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, Groveton Police, and Trinity County game wardens blocked off an area around the house which sits behind Brookshire Brothers as they photographed the scene and talked to witnesses.

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