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Off-duty deputy cleared in fatal 2009 shooting

An off-duty deputy who killed a 28-year-old man in 2009 was cleared of any wrongdoing, but family members are working on a civil lawsuit.

SAN ANTONIO -- Adrian Barnes died on June 13, 2009. Authorities said he showed up at the home of a Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy.The off-duty law enforcement officer said he was forced to shoot Barnes.

Barnes had a gun, but it was found in his vehicle.He was shot five times. Investigators said Barnes was looking for his ex-girlfriend.

He worked as a security guard and a personal trainer. Bexar County records show he was arrested in 1997 for interfering with the duties of a public servant.

Pamela Barnes said shortly before her son's death, he spoke about having an altercation with a deputy who used to be a school police officer.

Something else needs to be done, said Pamela Barnes. I'm not going to put this under the carpet and say it happened. I know my son. My son did not step out of his character.

The deputy was cleared bya Bexar CountyGrand Jury on December 23, 2009. Exactly one year later, the same deputy was involved in a pawn shop shooting. The 18-year-old criminal suspect survived and is serving a prison sentence.

Family members in the Barnes incident are looking into the possibility of a civil lawsuit.

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