Bossier officer cleared in fatal shooting

BOSSIER CITY, LA (AP) - A Bossier Parish grand jury has cleared a Bossier City police officer in an October shooting.

The panel ruled that Officer Kary Szyska was justified when he fatally shot an unarmed man who was fighting with another officer.

The decision means Szyska won't face a murder charge in the death of 42-year-old Scott Gray. Szyska shot Gray five times as Gray fought with Sgt. Todd Hylbert after a traffic stop Oct. 2 in Bossier City.

Bossier City authorities said Gray tried to grab Hylbert's gun during that fight. An attorney for Gray's family disputes that.

The grand jury heard from witnesses and reviewed video from patrol car cameras.

Information from: The Times,

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