Prosecutors: N Colorado officers justified in fatal shooting
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say three northern Colorado police officers were justified when they shot and killed a 26-year-old man who pointed a revolver at them.
Jose Aguero was killed after he refused to drop his weapon during a confrontation in Greeley on Dec. 21. The Greeley Tribune reports the officers tried to subdue him by firing less-lethal bean bag rounds at him, but that didn’t work.
Aguero was shot nine times after he ran into a nearby cornfield, pulled a revolver from his waistband and pointed it at the officers, who were called to the location of a stolen car that had crashed into a ditch.
Aguero, who was under investigation for multiple car thefts in the area, had marijuana and methamphetamine in his system.
Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, http://greeleytribune.com