DALLAS – A former police officer in a suburb of Dallas, is accused in the shooting of a black man who was mistaken for a burglar while trying to unlock his own truck.
Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson announced that a grand jury on Wednesday indicted former Mesquite police officer Derick Wiley on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public official in the Nov. 8 shooting of Lyndo Jones, who survived.
Wiley was fired late last month for violating a police department policy, although the officials do not indicate what the policy is.
The authorities have said Jones was shot twice after officers responded to a report of someone breaking into a vehicle, setting of the alarm clock. Officials said the shooting occurred when Jones scuffled with Wiley, who is also black, and other officials.