Officer Juventino Castro Will Walk Free After Killing Unarmed Man Jordan Baker
A Texas grand jury has officially cleared an officer of any wrongdoing after he fatally shot an unarmed man back in January.Officer Juventino Castro will face no charges in the deadly shooting of 26-year-old Jordan Baker, Chron News reports.Baker was shot by Castro in an alley behind a Houston strip club. Castro was off duty at the time, and Baker was unarmed. Castro said he believed Baker matched the description of a robbery suspect who had targeted the strip club in the past, ABC13 reported at the time.
In a police report filed after the killing, Castro said there was a scuffle and a foot chase into the alley after the officer asked to see Baker's ID. Castro told investigators he shot Baker after the man allegedly charged the cop.