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DA says grand jury decided not to indict police officer in deadly shooting

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District Attorney Hillar Moore said an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury returned a no true bill against a police officer involved in a deadly shooting in 2013.

The grand jury decided not to indict Officer Joshua Gillich with the Baton Rouge Police Department following a shooting that left Tyris Wilkerson, 32, dead.

Investigators said the shooting happened on South Eugene Street at Louisiana Avenue around 12:30 a.m. on July 28, 2013. Officials said the officers were trying to pull over a car, but the driver refused to stop and sped through several neighborhoods.

According to reports, once at the intersection of South Eugene and Louisiana, officers tried to stop the car, but Wilkerson allegedly drove straight at them. Police said several gunshots were fired into the front windshield of the car. Wilkerson was hit in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

Wilkerson was convicted in 1996 of second-degree murder after shooting Frederick Young, 40, in September of 1994. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

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