- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - The man shot and killed by Greeley police Wednesday has been identified as 21-year-old Jacinto Zavala.

Officers fired at him outside a home before dawn Wednesday after police say he pointed a long gun at one of them when they ordered him to raise his hands.

The Greeley Tribune (https://bit.ly/1vMvJam) reports they were responding to a 911 caller who said Zavala was a former member of the military suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. That relative reported that Zavala was armed and drunk. Before officers arrived, Zavala told a dispatcher that there was going to be a shootout.

Zavala attended Northridge High School, where he was a wrestler.

The Weld County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the shooting. It’s the third police shooting in the city this year.

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Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, https://greeleytribune.com


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