Officer who fatally shot man outside Chacho's will not be charged
Robert Encina shot Marquise Jones Feb. 28, 2014
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police Officer Robert Encina will not be charged in the 2014 shooting death of Marquise Jones, 23, outside a Chacho's restaurant.
A Bexar County grand jury voted Wednesday not to indict Encina. He will not face criminal charges in Jones' death.
Encina shot Jones Feb. 28, 2014, in the drive-through of the Chacho's in the 8600 block of Perrin Beitel Road.
A police report said that Encina, who was working off-duty at the restaurant, approached a driver who attempted to flee the scene after rear-ending another car in the drive-through.
The report said that the driver and Jones, who was riding in the car, did not comply with Encina's orders to exit the car.
As Encina tried to detain the driver, the report said that Jones began to pull a revolver from his waistband. Encina opened fire, killing Jones.
The family's attorney, Daryl Washington, told KSAT 12 News in March that two Chacho's employees have said that Jones was never armed with a gun.
"What he knew was he got out of the car and he tried to run to safety and he was shot in his back," Washington said in March.
Jones' family has been waiting since the shooting to learn whether the officer who shot their loved one would be charged.
"What we're trying to understand about Robert Encina is why is he an officer still. He shouldn't even be wearing a badge. And that's letting me know that San Antonio is allowing anyone to wear a badge," Jones' aunt Debbie Bush told KSAT 12 News in March.
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