- Associated Press - Friday, October 7, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett has cleared a deputy of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a man who opened fire on a highway near Longmont.

The Daily Camera reports (https://bit.ly/2cVW6HD ) that Garnett said Thursday that Deputy Teri Javes was justified in the Sept. 10 shooting.

Authorities had responded to reports that 37-year-old Adrian Shaffer had been waving a gun on the side of U.S. Highway 287.

Garnett issued a report saying the Boulder man fired at Javes several times without provocation, leaving the deputy with “no reasonable choice but to respond as she did.”

The report says Javes shot Shaffer after he failed to comply with commands to drop his weapon.

Shaffer died a week later from his injuries.

The sheriff’s office plans to award Javes with a medal of valor for her actions.

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Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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