Persecutors decline charges in Aurora police shooting

July 6, 2018

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors say police were justified in shooting an armed man in the Denver suburb of Aurora in April.

The Denver Post reports the Adams County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the police shooting of Tyrell Tyrone Jones, who survived after receiving multiple gunshot wounds.

According to the review, Aurora police were following Jones, who was a suspect in a domestic violence case. Jones was riding in a taxi, and the driver exited the cab at a red light after being threated.

Authorities say Jones fired a single shot from a handgun as officers approached. Officer Michael Dieck fired seven shots at Jones.

Prosecutors say officers did not have “time to use less lethal devices prior to the shooting.”

No criminal charges will be filed against officers.


Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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