Texas officer charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting

Texas officer charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting
This Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, booking photo provided by the Bell County Jail shows Temple Police officer Carmen DeCruz. The Central Texas police officer was charged with the second-degree felony in the Dec. 2, 2019, shooting of Michael Dean, Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza said in a statement. (Bell County Jail via AP)

BELTON, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas police officer has been charged with manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man. Temple Officer Carmen DeCruz was charged with the second-degree felony in the Dec. 2 shooting of Michael Dean, Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza said in a statement. His bond was set at $500,000. DeCruz tried to stop Dean for speeding on the night of Dec. 2, but the 28-year-old didn't stop and a “short pursuit ensued,” according to a police report.

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