- Associated Press - Monday, June 16, 2014

DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors say a Denver police officer was justified when he shot a drug suspect who pulled a gun while he was in handcuffs.

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey says Cpl. John Sisneros’ decision to fire at 32-year-old Isaac Vigil saved the lives of fellow officers and possibly his own.

The Denver Post reports (https://bit.ly/1oxVibJ ) Vigil was being taken to a district police station May 14 when he pulled a gun and shot at police. Sisneros returned fire and injured Vigil, who is charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and possession of a defaced firearm.

Officers say they searched Vigil three times before taking him into custody, but the man managed to hide a .25-caliber semi-automatic pistol from them. No officers were hit in the shootout.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com


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