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Jury clears APD officers in August shooting incident

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A Travis County grand jury clears two APD officers of any criminal wrongdoing for shooting at a robber.

August 15th, 2011, a 9-1-1 call comes in from a clerk at the Major Brands Food Mart on South Congress.

Clerk: "This guy came in with a gun and pointed it at me...."

Dispatcher: "Give me a description of the man."

Clerk: "It's a white male. He has a jacket on. He's a little bald."

APD officers spot what appears to be the suspect at the Bel-Air Motel which is catty-cornered from St. Edwards University. When two officers pull in, the robber jumps out with a gun in his hand.

Officer Eduardo Pena arrives next and fires six rounds from the driver's seat of his patrol car. The bullets shatter the passenger side window.

Officer Branden Kunkel then fires two rounds. On the dash camera video, you can hear him yelling for the robber to get on the ground.

The robber, identified as -21-year-old Logan Cook dodges the bullets and takes off. Officers later track him down several blocks away in a neighborhood behind the motel.

On Friday, the Travis County District Attorney's Office released photos of cook and the gun he had on him. Photos of the bullet holes at the motel and Eduardo's shattered window were also released.

A Travis County Grand Jury determined the two officers who fired shots were justified in their actions.

Cook, meanwhile, was convicted of robbery. He is serving ten years probation. Cook did serve 180 days in jail. The aggravated robbery charge is the only crime he has on record in Travis County.

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