posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 03:23 PM
What happened was police officers served a "no-knock" warrant at this guys house. The man opened fire and killed one of the officers. He said he
thought he was being burglarized since he didn't know it was the police.
A local grand jury declined Wednesday to indict Henry Goedrich Magee for the Dec. 19 death of Burleson County Sgt. Adam Sowders, who was part of a
group of investigators executing a search warrant for Magee's rural home.
Sowders and other officers entered the home about 90 miles northwest of Houston without knocking just before 6 a.m. Authorities were looking for
guns and marijuana.
Magee's attorney, Dick DeGuerin, said his client thought he was being burglarized, reached for a gun and opened fire.
The grand jury did indict Magee for possession of marijuana while in possession of a deadly weapon, a third-degree felony.
Im a bit surprised that he didn't get indicted for murder in this case. When I first heard this story back in December, I was pretty sure they would
lay the hammer down on this guy.
I agree with the grand jury on not charging this guy with murder. Im against these "no-knock" warrants when it's for something minor like
marijuana. If the warrant is for something really major, then im okay with it, for example - serving a warrant for armed robbery.