- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against two sheriff’s deputies who fatally shot a man they say displayed a gun after leading them on a high-speed chase along Interstate 70 west of Glenwood Springs.

District Attorney Sherry Caloia says the deputies “were justified in defense of themselves and others” when they shot 45-year-old Brian Fritze, of Parachute, on Feb. 10.

The Post Independent reports (https://goo.gl/QQghJF ) Fritze fled in a pickup truck after officers were called to a domestic disturbance near Parachute. Officers pursued the man onto the interstate, and state troopers put out spike strips that flattened the truck’s front tires.

Investigators say Fritze fled on foot holding a gun to his head and was shot when he turned back toward the deputies and raised his gun. No one else was injured.


Information from: Post Independent, https://www.postindependent.com/



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