- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors say two Aurora police officers were justified when they shot and killed the driver of a stolen SUV in a convenience store parking lot.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday its decision not to charge the officers, who told investigators they had no choice but to shoot 25-year-old Chan Duol Lieth because he was putting lives at risk in an attempt to escape.

The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/Ajjxbg ) the Dec. 21 shooting happened after the driver of a stolen SUV had taunted police throughout the week by trying to bait them into chases. Aurora officers spotted the vehicle on the Denver-Aurora city line, and Lieth, who was on parole, immediately rammed a police car and the store.

Investigators say six people were inside the store and a propane tank cage was against the storefront.


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

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