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Prosecutors clear Colorado Springs officer in shooting

September 18, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say they will not pursue criminal charges against a Colorado Springs police officer who killed an armed man suspected in a burglary.

KXRM-TV in Colorado Springs reports 41-year-old Jesse Schlegel was shot by a police officer in April after authorities say he brandished a handgun.

Authorities say Schlegel ran from a Colorado Springs business after officers responded to a burglary call at the building. The officer chased the suspect, later shooting him multiple times when the gun appeared.

Prosecutors say a loaded 9 mm pistol fell from Schlegel after he was shot. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

A toxicology report found the presence of several narcotics in Schlegel’s system, including a high concentration of methamphetamine.

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Information from: KXRM-TV, http://www.fox21news.com

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