- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

DENVER (AP) - Denver prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against four police officers who fatally shot a man outside a funeral home last month.

District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said Friday the officers fired to defend themselves after 21-year-old Ryan Ronquillo tried to hit them with his car on July 2. Police say they were trying to arrest Ronquillo on outstanding warrants when he put his car in reverse and hit two officers in the parking lot of a funeral home where a service was taking place.

The fired, hitting Ronquillo four times. Morrissey says it is surprising no one else was injured.

He says Ronquillo’s actions left the officers with little choice but to use deadly force.

Some of Ronquillo’s relatives witnessed the shooting and felt police were not justified.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide