FARMERS BRANCH (CBS11) – An off-duty Farmers Branch police officer, who shot and killed a 16-year-old, is providing Addison investigators with a written statement.
Officer Ken Johnson has been placed on administrative leave after being involved in a shooting as he pursued two teenagers he suspected were breaking into a car.
Johnson was off-duty at the time and used his personal vehicle to chase down the teenagers.
The use of a personal vehicle to pursue a suspect is a violation of department policy, according to Farmers Branch Chief Sid Fuller.
Chief Fuller and Addison Police Chief Paul Spencer met privately Tuesday with the family of 16-year-old Jose Cruz.
Cruz was fatally shot Sunday.
“I realize there is nothing I can say to make their pain go away,” Fuller said. “But what we did is told them what we could.”
Addison’s Police Chief says his department hopes to wrap up the criminal investigation by the end of the week.
Chief Spencer says investigators are still hoping to speak with more witnesses who have yet to come forward.
Carlos Quintanilla, a family representative for Jose Cruz, provided CBS 11 News with pictures he said were taken by a witness of the shooting.
Quintanilla said Cruz’s family wants Johnson charged with murder.
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