- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - The family of a man killed by Greeley police are disputing the police’s version of the shooting.

Police say officers fired at 21-year-old Jacinto Zavala early Wednesday after he pointed a long gun at one of them. Aunt Anne Granado told the Greeley Tribune (https://bit.ly/1BkEkkN ) that Zavala only had a BB gun and never raised it.

Police say they were responding to a 911 caller who said that Zavala was a veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and was armed and drunk. People interviewed by the newspaper said he served in the Army for about 1 ½ years but never saw combat.

Police chief Jerry Garner says he’s confident that officers followed proper procedures. Prosecutors are investigating the shooting, the city’s third police shooting in nearly four months.


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



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