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San Antonio officer who shot 17-year-old in a McDonald’s parking lot is identified

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Authorities in Texas have identified the officer who shot and critically injured a teenager in a McDonald's parking lot. Bodycam footage captured the incident in San Antonio last Sunday appears to contradict the officer's own account.

San Antonio Officer James Brennand was fired for violating the department's tactics, training and procedures. Brennand was only a probationary officer at the time, with just seven months of experience.

17-year-old Erik Cantu is still reported to be in critical condition on Sunday and his attorney says he is fighting for his life.

While no charges will be filed against Cantu, an investigation is underway of former officer Brennand's actions. A civil rights case could be submitted to a San Antonio grand jury for consideration upon its completion.

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