No true bill ends inquiry into fatal shooting of Borquez

John Thompson • Updated Jul 16, 2019 at 6:57 PM

ELIZABETHTON — A Carter County grand jury’s decision last week to return a “no true bill” in the shooting death of Francisco Borquez ends the inquiry by the First Judicial District Attorney General’s office into the incident, according to District Attorney General Kenneth C. Baldwin on Tuesday.

‘This no true bill puts an end to the inquiry into the death of Francisco Borquez,” Baldwin said in a press release. Baldwin said the shooting  took place in Carter County on Aug. 26, 2018, and was investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Baldwin said that according to reports, Borquez went to the residence of Chasen Brooks Julian. Baldwin said an altercation broke out between the two men and Julian fired a shot at Borquez from a .40-caliber Glock pistol, striking Borquez in the chest and causing his death.

After the TBI completed its investigation, Baldwin said the case was presented to the Carter County grand jury on July. Baldwin said members of the grand jury heard testimony from TBI agents. Baldwin said in the press release that “the grand jury determined that the evidence did not warrant criminal charges to be failed against Chasen Brooks Julian in the shooting death of Francisco Borquez.”

Baldwin said “before anyone can be prosecuted for any crime, the grand jury must indict or return a presentment charging the individual wuth a specific crime, referred to as a true bill.” He said the grand jury returned a no true bill. “A no true bill means the grand jury determined that no crime was committed.”

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