Wichita Falls man involved in 2012 fatal shooting indicted for manslaughter

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A Wichita Falls man who said he shot and killed a man in self-defense in 2012 is now charged with manslaughter.

Clint Thompson, 39, was booked into the Wichita County jail after midnight Thursday by the sheriff’s office. His bond has not been set. Thompson was arrested under a sealed indictment so details behind his arrest are unknown at this time.

On July 26, 2012, Rocky Buckley was shot and killed by Thompson, who claimed self-defense, in Thompson’s driveway as Buckley’s daughter sat waiting in the vehicle. Buckley’s widow said he’d gone to Thompson’s house to pick up a cooler after they went hog hunting a few nights before when Thompson shot him twice int he driveway.

Thompson claimed he feared for his safety and a grand jury chose not to indict him.

In August 2017, Thompson was charged with aggravated assault. According to police, Thompson became upset because the driver of another truck was allegedly tailgating him. The alleged victim said Thompson slowed down so he was beside him, began “flipping him off,” and using profanity as they were driving north on FM 1954. Then, he said once they got to the intersection of Sisk Road and Southwest Parkway, he let Thompson get back in-front of him. That’s when the alleged victim said Thompson slammed on his brakes, causing him to have to stop.

According to the man, Thompson got out of his truck, came up to the man’s driver’s side door, and pointed a handgun at him.

At that time, Buckley’s family said it was further proof that Thompson is a danger to society.

Records show Thompson was convicted in 2007 for possession of an illegal weapon and got two days in jail. Police said he was also arrested in 2007 for assault, but was not convicted.

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