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Deputy not indicted in traffic stop shooting death

August 5, 2019

CLINTON, La. (AP) — A Louisiana deputy will not be charged in the shooting death of a car passenger during a traffic stop.

News outlets report a grand jury on Monday didn’t find evidence to indict East Feliciana Deputy Cullen Wilson on a charge of second-degree murder or any lesser charge. Twenty-eight year old Myron Flowers was shot and killed April 12 during a traffic stop in Clinton.

East Feliciana District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla says Wilson was assisting Clinton officer Richard Boudoin and searched the car. Wilson found Flowers armed in the backseat and tried to secure the gun. D’Aquilla says there was a scuffle and both the deputy and officer fired at Flowers.

Investigators say only Wilson’s gunshots hit Flowers. The grand jury chose not to indict Boudoin.

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