Jury Deliberates Fate of Texas Officer in Man’s Shooting
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A jury will begin a second day of deliberations in the trial of a Fort Worth police officer accused of shooting and injuring a man who was walking in his neighborhood while holding a barbecue fork.
Deliberations will resume Wednesday in the trial of 35-year-old Courtney Johnson, who's charged with aggravated assault by a public servant in the 2015 shooting of Craigory Adams.
Prosecutor Tamla Ray has argued that the 56-year-old Adams didn't do anything to justify being shot by the officer in the driveway of Adams' home.
Johnson testified that his shotgun accidentally discharged.
Adams, who has a mental impairment, had dropped the fork and gone down on a knee when he was shot.
Police have said Johnson was responding to a homeowner's call about a knife-wielding man.