A Waco officer who shot a man Halloween night will not face any charges after a McLennan County Grand Jury cleared him Wednesday.
The grand jury did not indict Waco police Sgt. Scott Holt in connection with the October 31, 2015 shooting of Robert Colton Golson, 25.
“The officer was forced into a life or death situation by an armed suspect and acted in defense of himself and others,” said Chief Brent Stroman in a statement Wednesday.
The incident happened around 9:40 p.m. outside the Highlander Square Apartments.
Golson was waiving around a handgun threatening people, said Sgt. Swanton. An ambulance crew was also threatened and they left the area.
When police arrived, they said Golson was coming down the stairs with the handgun threatening officers.
Sgt. Holt shot the man, and Golson was immediately taken to a local hospital.
After Golson was released from the hospital, he was taken to the McLennan County Jail where he remains Wednesday. He’s charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
His bonds total $10,000, according to online jail records.