Littlefield officer cleared of wrongdoing in deadly suspect shooting

Littlefield officer cleared of wrongdoing in deadly suspect shooting
Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD

LITTLEFIELD, TX (KCBD) - A Littlefield detective sergeant who shot and killed a suspect back on March 21 was cleared by a Lamb County Grand Jury on Tuesday.

The Grand Jury cleared Detective Sergeant Steven Farley of any criminal wrongdoing during the incident.

The shooting investigation was conducted by the Texas Rangers. The administrative investigation conducted by the Littlefield Police Department is still ongoing.

The stabbing suspect died after shots were fired by Littlefield police on Wednesday morning, March 21.

Police received the report of a stabbing in progress at Our Place Community Center shortly after 8 a.m.

A release from the Littlefield Police Department says officers chased the suspect, 18-year-old Angel Uolla, on foot. They say the suspect assaulted officers during the arrest and shots were fired by Littlefield officers.

A statement from Texas DPS says the suspect refused verbal commands to drop the knife and was shot by an officer.

The knife used by the suspect was secured at the scene.

Officers administered first aid, but the suspect died.

Police have identified the stabbing victims as:

Norma Jean Bartley, 75
Oneida Lopez, 38
Omar Flores, 18
Mary Lupe Garcia, 58

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