On Jan. 16, officer Juventino Castro, 34, shot and killed Jordan Baker, 26, in a shopping center parking lot located at the intersection of West Little York Road and Antoine Drive, according to HPD. Castro, an 11-year veteran with HPD ‘s Narcotics Division, was working off-duty as a security guard at the shopping center when the shooting occurred.
“We respect the grand jury’s decision in this case,” said McClelland. “This is certainly a tragic and unfortunate incident for the officer involved and the family of Jordan Baker. We will continue to evaluate our policies and training in an attempt to prevent these types of incidents in the future,” said McClelland. “We are in the process of developing a new foot pursuit policy designed to protect officers and the citizens they encounter. We place the highest priority on human life and we encourage anyone that has interactions with police to follow and obey the commands and instructions of officers. There is always a proper place and time to contest your arrest or file a police complaint. I have forwarded this investigation to the local o ffice of the FBI for its review to ensure there are no civil rights violations.”