- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. (AP) - A state prosecutor has cleared a Federal Heights police officer of criminal charges in the January shooting death of a robbery suspect.

District Attorney Dave Young says officer Rick Lahr had reason to believe the suspect was a threat to himself and others. Young released his legal analysis Monday of the shooting, saying it was unlikely a jury would believe he did not act in self-defense.

According to the Denver Post (https://tinyurl.com/n8x54ag ), the suspect, Pierree Davis, had robbed two Family Dollar stores just before closing on Jan. 26, the report said. In both robberies, he pointed a handgun at store employees and threatened to shoot them if they did not give him cash.

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

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