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Teen shot by police officer at McDonald's remains on life support



Erik Cantu, the 17-year-old shot by a police officer in a McDonald's parking lot in San Antonio, Texas, remains on life support, his family said.


Officer James Brennand was fired after the shooting, police training commander Alyssa Campos said in a video statement released Wednesday, which included the officer's bodycam footage of the incident.


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"While Sunday's shooting of an unarmed teenager by a then-San Antonio Police officer remains under investigation, the facts and evidence we have received so far led us to reject the charges against Erik Cantu for further investigation," Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales said.


"There is nothing I can say in defense of that officer's actions that night," Police Chief William McManus told WOAI-TV. "I think what happened, initially, there was some contact made, but that did not justify the shooting."


Gonzales, the district attorney, said no decision had been made on whether to pursue charges against Brennand, pending the outcome of a police investigation into the shooting.


"As we do with all officer-involved shootings that result in death or serious injury, we will submit the case to a Grand Jury for their consideration. Until that happens, we can make no further comment on this matter," Gonzales said.


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