- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors say a Northglenn police officer was justified when he shot and injured a man who fired at him at a gas station.

The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/AviItB) 24-year-old Adrian Moya shot the officer in the abdomen and chest during a traffic stop Dec. 19. The officer, who was saved by his ballistic vest, returned fire and wounded Moya in the right and left upper shoulders, the chin and in both legs.

District Attorney Dave Young wrote in a letter to Police Chief Jim May on Tuesday that the officer had no choice but to shoot.

Moya, who was a passenger in the car and was wanted on an arrest warrant, was charged with attempted first-degree murder. A call to his attorney in the state public defender’s office was not returned Tuesday night.

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


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