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Smith County Shooting Investigation Not Going To Grand Jury

The investigation of Wednesday's Smith County shootings is almost complete. The Smith County DA says when the investigation by the Texas Rangers is finished, the case will not be presented to a grand jury.

"Dale Geddie was out there making the ultimate sacrifice, and we want to make sure that we fully document everything, and that's what we are doing in this case," said Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham. Five Texas Rangers, along with several law enforcement agencies were at the scene until 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night collecting evidence.

"Anytime there is an officer killed in the line of duty, anytime that a police officer uses deadly force, even though it's justified, we are going to conduct a thorough investigation, so we know exactly what transpired there," said Bingham.  Bingham says he was also at the scene that day. He says he will not be turning the case over to a grand jury because there was no criminal misconduct in the shooting of the gunman, Joseph Walsh.

"He committed aggravated assault on Deputy Leon, and he shot a very brave officer out there just in cold blood," said Bingham.  Bingham says officers took necessary action to prevent anyone else from being injured or even killed.  Bingham expects the Texas Rangers to turn the investigation over to the DA's Office sometime soon.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

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