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Prosecutors clear Denver police officers in deadly shooting

August 10, 2018

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors have cleared three Denver police officers of any criminal charges in the deadly shooting of a bank robbery suspect earlier this year.

The Denver Post reports the Denver district attorney’s office said Thursday the shooting of 36-year-old Charles Boeh in late April was justified under state law.

Officers looking for Boeh, a fugitive and robbery suspect, had spotted him driving and pulled behind him.

Authorities say Boeh was shot 16 times after he brandished a firearm and attempted to flee police by ramming his car past vehicles stopped at a light.

Prosecutors say Boeh risked the lives of dozens of people and the officers’ actions were justified to “effect the arrest and prevent the escape of Mr. Boeh.”

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

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