A Frio County grand jury has found Dilley Police Department Officer Jose Pargas' use of deadly force to be justified in the July 13, 2018 shooting of Juan Luna at the Dilley City Park. Texas Ranger Tony Leal conducted the investigation, with the full cooperation of Officer Pargas and the Dilley Police Department. As the DA, I have a policy of reviewing all officer involved shootings, and all officer involved shootings are presented to the grand jury. The DA's Office agreed with the findings of the Ranger and grand jury, and found the actions of Officer Pargas to be justified in response to the actions of Mr. Luna.
We would like to commend Officer Pargas for his quick response, and recognize that this scenario is never a good one. Our hearts go out to both Officer Pargas and the Luna family.