FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A Tarrant County Grand Jury has voted to take no action against Arlington Police Officer Craig Roper regarding the February 1 deadly shooting of Tavis Crane.
The shooting happened after another police officer was run over by Crane’s vehicle.READ MORE: Possible Meteor Seen In Skies Over North Texas Sunday Night
Authorities insisted that the shooting was justified, but passengers inside of Crane’s car told a different story.
It all started with a traffic stop where police attempted to apprehend Crane on a warrant for evading arrest. It was then, officials explained, that Crane drove over Elise Bowden, a 14-year veteran with the force, sending her to the hospital with multiple broken bones.READ MORE: Residents Battle Summer Heat As DFW Sees 100 Degrees Sunday
Police video shows Crane reversing and hitting Bowden, then driving forward and over her again.
When the 23-year-old suspect had refused to exit from his vehicle, officer Craig Roper entered through a back passenger door, shooting at Crane as he tried to speed away from the scene. Other people were also inside of the car — Crane’s best friend, his pregnant girlfriend and his 2-year-old daughter. None of them were injured.MORE NEWS: Man Fatally Shot While Meeting To Fight Suspect At Park In Arlington, Police Say
Criminal District Attorney Sharen Wilson said in a statement after Officer Roper was no-billed, “We respect the Grand Jurors’ decision, and appreciate the time they have committed to serve the citizens of this county.”