- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors say a police officer was justified when he shot and killed a man in north Aurora.

The Aurora Sentinel reports (https://goo.gl/ixeTSU ) the officer arrived at the scene to find 51-year-old Efrain Villanueva stabbing Mireya Ramirez-Muniz in the middle of the street. The woman died of her injuries.

In a letter to Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz, Deputy District Attorney Cori Alcock says the officer had no choice but to shoot Villanueva when he refused to stop stabbing Ramirez-Muniz that night.

The Dec. 13 attack started inside a home, where Villanueva also stabbed Ramirez-Muniz’s mother. Ramirez-Muniz fled the home and Villanueva continued the attack on the street.

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Information from: The Aurora Sentinel, https://www.aurorasentinel.com/

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