- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors have determined that a Mountain View police officer had been acting in self-defense when he fatally shot a man armed with a shotgun during a traffic stop in Denver.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/20SDJCg ) that the Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Monday that Officer Andrew Fulton would not face any criminal charges in the Dec. 13 shooting of Enrique Gonzalez.

Police say Fulton had pulled Gonzalez over because his Saturn sedan was missing a rear tail light and the entire right rear quarter panel.

District Attorney Mitchell Morrissey says Gonzalez had pointed a shotgun at Fulton some time during the altercation, making Fulton justified in his use of force against the 32-year-old.

Fulton told investigators he had feared for his life when he saw Gonzalez raise his gun.


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

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