Grand Jury indicts caregiver of former DPS Trooper shot in 1988
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - A McLennan County Grand Jury has indicted the caregiver of a former Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper seriously wounded in a shooting more than 30 years ago.
John Travis Petru is charged with exploiting Daniel Shown by taking the disabled man’s money and prescription medication, without consent, during a period from August to November 2021.
KWTX last profiled Daniel Shown back in December of 2018 when the community rallied to surprise the former trooper with a new wheelchair and handicapped accessible van.
Shown was shot in the forehead eight days before Christmas in 1988 while assisting McLennan County Deputies with a barricaded suspect on a rural road near West.
The shooting left Shown blind in one eye, with a paralyzed arm and leg.
Petru is not jailed at this time.
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