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Cops not indicted in shooting death of Mansfield teen

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A Tarrant County grand jury chose not to indict three Grand Prairie police officers on Tuesday in connection to the deadly shooting of a Mansfield teen, according to a spokesperson for the Tarrant County District Attorney's office.

Police fatally shot Peyton Cole Barbour, 16, on Dec. 25, 2013 after he led officers on a high-speed car chase and shot a gun at them.

Police said the chase began around 4:30 a.m. that day when they tried to talk to Barbour, who was in a parked car in the 3100 block of North Camino Lagos. Barbour fled the scene in the car.

At one point, Barbour got out of the car, fled on foot and shot at an officer who was chasing him. The officer fired back at Barbour, who disappeared into some nearby woods.

When police located Barbour later in the day, Barbour fired at officers. They tried to negotiate with him and told him to drop the gun, but he refused and continued shooting.

Officers shot back and Barbour was hit twice. He later died at a nearby hospital.

Two officers were injured in the shooting, treated and released.

The car and the gun Barbour used in the chase had both been reported as stolen.


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