- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors say police were justified when they shot and killed a man who fired a gun toward the head of an officer who was trying to pull him from a stolen vehicle.

District Attorney Dave Young says police were trying to arrest 21-year-old Damon Blair on April 26 when he fired his .32-caliber revolver at one of the five officers involved. The officer who was fired upon says he feared for his life when he saw the gun right next to his face, then saw a flash and heard a pop.

The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/nzWJYq ) the officers fired 46 rounds, hitting Blair 13 times. A toxicology reports showed multiple narcotics were in Blair’s system.

An analysis of Blair’s revolver revealed it had been fired once and probably had misfired when he pulled the trigger a second time.

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


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