LPD officers cleared by grand jury in Jan. 5 shooting, internal review ongoing

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LUBBOCK, Texas — On Friday, the Lubbock Police Department confirmed to EverythingLubbock.com that two officers who were involved in a shooting on Jan. 5 have been been cleared by a grand jury.

The shooting occurred when officers were called to the 3900 block of 96th Street just before 5:40 a.m. for an individual who was attempting to open door handles, police said. Police later identified that individual as Drew Nichols Wallace-Flores, 30.

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According to a previous LPD statement, Wallace-Flores shot at officers during a foot chase. Returning fire, officers shot Wallace-Flores. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither officer was injured in the exchange.

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While they have been cleared by the grand jury, a department shooting review board is still ongoing, according to LPD. That board consists of command staff and one officer of the same rank.

Police said they review the officers as well as LPD policies.  

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