Update 3:30 p.m.
47th District Attorney Jason Herring said the Potter County Grand Jury found the officer’s actions were justified in regard to the July shooting that led to the deaths of Andrew Scott Norton and Isidra Clara Castillo.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The office of 47th District Attorney Jason Herring announced that a press conference will be held on Wednesday afternoon related to a July traffic stop in which two passengers were shot and killed by Amarillo police.
The DA’s office said that the press conference would be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the District Courts Building.
As previously reported on MyHighPlains.com, the shooting happened in the 3600 block of Northeast Ninth Avenue on July 9. Amarillo police conducted a traffic stop on a car that officials said had three people inside and a license plate that did not match the car.
While the police were speaking to the passenger in the backseat, according to the department, they allegedly “exited the vehicle and pointed a pistol at the officers.” The backseat passenger, later identified as 32-year-old Andrew Scott Norton, was shot by police and died at the scene.
At the same time, police said that the woman who was a passenger in the front seat, 38-year-old Isidra Clara Castillo, was “struck by gunfire during the incident” and later died from her injuries.
This is a developing story. MyHighPlains.com will update this article as new information becomes available.
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