The investigation into the fatal DPS shooting of a truck carrying illegal immigrants in La Joya continues. Now, the case will go to a grand jury.
Hidalgo County District Attorney René Guerra made that statement to the Associated Press. He added that shooting from department of safety helicopters will also be suspended until further notice.
The McAllen Guatemalan Consulate believes these recent developments are the right step forward towards justice.
The incident happened last Thursday. A state trooper opened fire because they suspected the vehicle was carrying drugs, but 10 people were inside, nine were Guatemalan illegal immigrants. Two were killed. No drugs were found inside.
Authorities believe the 14-year-old driver has fled to Mexico, after failing to appear in court yesterday. Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union will be holding a prayer vigil at the site orrow.