Jun 14, 2013 9:05 AM
HOUSTON - A grand jury has declined to indict a Houston police officer over a disturbance in which he fatally shot a double amputee who had a history of mental illness.
Investigators have said Brian Claunch last September threatened Officer Matthew Marin's partner with what turned out to be a pen.
The Houston Chronicle reports Marin was no-billed Monday. Police Chief Charles McClelland declined comment Thursday as the internal affairs investigation continues.
Court records show a 2002 mental health examination showed Claunch had a number of psychiatric hospitalizations. He became a ward of Harris County.
A caretaker at a group home where Claunch lived called police when he became agitated. Marin said Claunch, who used a wheelchair, backed his partner into a corner and threatened him with a shiny object.