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Travis Co. Deputy's 'Body Cam' video shows officer-involved-shooting

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A Travis County grand jury has decided a deputy was justified when he fired his weapon at a Northeast Austin apartment complex in 2012.

According to paperwork from the Travis County Sheriff's office, it was called a "knock and talk" but ended up being a lot more complicated than that.

In November 2012, Deputy Christopher Douglas and Deputy Jason Krenek, part of the Sheriff's Vice Squad Unit were investigating possible narcotics at the Promontory Point Apartments on Ridgepoint Drive.

Deputy Krenek is wearing a chest cam (providing the video) and Deputy Douglas is standing by the door, both in plain clothes.

According to paperwork, Krenek could smell marijuana when the door opened.

The man inside tries to keep deputies from entering the apartment and that's when Deputy Douglas testified he noticed marijuana on the table and tried to push his way in.

Travis County says resident Avery Harris's brother, Roderic Harris was inside the apartment and raised a loaded pistol at deputies.

Douglas fired two rounds at Roderic. He missed on both shots.

Later, deputies discovered bullets by the front door -- Roderic claimed he was trying to load the weapon but it was already ready to fire...explaining the two live cartridges.

According to Roderic's statement to deputies, his brother told him to quote "go in the room" which he says is code for "get the gun."

Roderic also claimed he never saw a badge and never heard the men say they were with the Sheriff's office.

He says he tried to cock the gun but never fired and was glad he didn't because he "almost shot a cop."

Speaking of the gun, the county says they later found out it was stolen.

The grand jury met twice on this, a total of seven hours and heard from six witnesses before determining Deputy Douglas wasn't in the wrong.

Both Avery and Roderic Harris were charged with possession of marijuana and Roderic was later indicted for aggravated assault.

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