Grand jury declines to indict local officer’s relative in deadly shooting

The scene of the deadly shooting. (Photo by Tianna Jenkins/file)

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) The Bell County Grand Jury Wednesday declined to indict the relative of a local police officer in connection with a shooting in November 2017 that left a 27-year-old man dead.

Curtis E. Shelley, 27, died just before 5 p.m. Nov. 12, 2017 at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center after officers who responded to a report of a shooting at around 2:10 p.m. found him lying in the road in the 1000 block of Cedar Drive in Killeen.

Five days after the shooting, Killeen police announced that the Texas Rangers were joining the investigation.

“As a result of the subject of the investigation being related to an active officer with the Killeen police department, (Killeen) police Chief Kimble requested the Texas Rangers to handle the investigation,” Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza said in a statement Wednesday.

“Toward the end of 2018 the investigation was completed by the Texas Rangers and due to other work that was scheduled before the grand jury the investigation could not be presented before their term expired,” he said.

“Today, the Bell County Grand Jury was presented the completed investigation of the Texas Rangers and after due deliberation by the Bell County Grand Jury they decided not to return an indictment in connection with the death of Curtis Shelley,” he said.