- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office has determined that Wyoming sheriff deputies were justified in the fatal shooting of a Colorado man early this month.

Deputy Attorney General David Delicath wrote this week to Albany County commissioners stating that he had reviewed a report prepared by the state Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. Delicath stated he had concluded there is no basis to file charges against the deputies involved in the shooting.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies shot and killed 48-year-old John Alan Britton after he charged them with a knife on Dec. 6.

The shooting occurred after deputies were called to the Snowy Range Ski Area, some 30 miles west of Laramie, in response to a report of a suicidal person.

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