- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors say a Broomfield police officer was justified when he shot and killed a bank robbery suspect who fired at him.

The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/GLZKju ) Phillip Pfleghardt robbed a TCF Bank on Sept. 11 and was tracked down by a GPS device in a cash bag. The officer was shot at after he pulled Pfleghardt over.

Several witnesses said Pfleghardt pointed a gun at the officer, and at least two witnesses told investigators that Pfleghardt was the first to fire. The officer fired eight shots at Pfleghardt, hitting him twice, including once in the head.

The Adams County District Attorney’s Office says that even if Pfleghardt did not fire first, the officer was justified in firing his weapon.


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



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