SAN ANTONIO -- People protested outside of the Public Safety Headquarters Friday evening, in response to an indictment decision of a San Antonio Police Department officer.
- Incident stems from October 2018 shooting
- 18-year-old Charles Roundtree Jr.
- Police said it was an accident
Protesters said the officer got away with murdering a beloved family member. The incident stems from a situation that happened last October.
Officer Steve Casanova was responding to an assault call and made contact with 18-year-old Charles Roundtree Jr. and another man.
Police said Casanova opened fire after another man in the house reached for a gun. Roundtree Jr. was fatally struck by accident by the officer.
On Thursday, a jury decided not to indict Casanova for the shooting.
The decision led a group of people to take to the footsteps of the Public Safety Headquarters Friday night to demand justice.
Roundtree’s mother Patricia Slack says the fight is far from over.
“I mean it wasn’t right. We have a young man that’s in jail right now for a crime he didn’t commit. I mean, they’re holding him for my son’s murder when he was trying to save my son and we’re trying to get him out and get Steve Casanova off the force. I mean, it wasn’t right,” Slack said.
Protesters stood of the steps for nearly two-and-a-half hours.
They say they plan to keep holding up their signs every week until action is taken.