Police Officer Cleared of Any Wrongdoing in the Death of Alfredo Vela

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland SWAT team officer cleared of all charges in the deadly shooting of a suspected drug dealer.

A grand jury "No Billed" M-P-D Officer Mark Garza on Wednesday.

Garza has been back on regular duty since January 30th after an administrative review board cleared him of any wrongdoing.

Garza fired the fatal shot that killed 38-year-old Alfredo Losoya Vela on December 20th.

Vela was armed with a semi automatic gun when Garza fired at him.

Vela was wanted for delivery of a controlled substance.