Gloria Lane Shooting Update - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Gloria Lane Shooting Update

Wichita Falls, TX --Thursday afternoon in a press conference the Wichita Falls Police Department released its findings in the first officer involved shooting of the year.

Chief Manuel Borrego, Wichita Falls Police Department addressed the media, “It was a deadly force encounter. The suspect Joshua Powell had a couple of prohibiting weapons in his hands particular what are called knuckles. This particular brand they have sharp protruding ends."

Brutus the Bulldog self defense knuckles are what 22-year-old, Joshua Powell had in his hands the night police say he confronted Officer Stephen Ginger, a 10-year veteran on the force.

Ginger fired nine rounds, leaving Powell dead in the 2000 block of Gloria Lane.

Texas state law enforcement considers what Powell had in his hands to be weapons.

"In this case it was not used in self-defense. It was used to attack one of my police officers,” said Chief Borrego.

The weapon Powell had was made out of ABS plastic and very inexpensive to buy. Despite its cost, the two weapons he had cost him his life and took Officer Ginger off the streets indefinitely.

On Wednesday officer Ginger went before a grand jury. They determined he committed no criminal wrongdoing. 

Chief Borrego said the WFPD Internal Affairs is also concluding its investigation and its findings revealed Officer Ginger did not commit any policy or procedural violations.

Officer Ginger remains on administrative leave.

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6
  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • NCAA assistant coaches among 10 facing corruption charges

    NCAA assistant coaches among 10 facing corruption charges

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 9:59 AM EDT2017-09-26 13:59:10 GMT
    Tuesday, September 26 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-09-26 18:02:16 GMT

    Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches.

    Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches.

  • The Art of Hearing Benefit Gala

    The Art of Hearing Benefit Gala

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-09-26 17:54:43 GMT

    An event that is designed to raise money to help those living with hearing impairment is taking place next Saturday. 

    An event that is designed to raise money to help those living with hearing impairment is taking place next Saturday. 

  • Court blocks order that voided prosecutor pay in Paxton case

    Court blocks order that voided prosecutor pay in Paxton case

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-09-26 16:45:39 GMT
    Source RNNSource RNN

    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has blocked a lower court's ruling that prevented special prosecutors in Attorney General Ken Paxton's felony securities fraud case from collecting a six-figure payment.

    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has blocked a lower court's ruling that prevented special prosecutors in Attorney General Ken Paxton's felony securities fraud case from collecting a six-figure payment.

Powered by Frankly