- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

DENVER (AP) - District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has decided not to file charges in the death of a 28-year-old man who was shot by Denver police during a standoff.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1KoOk4D ) that Morrissey determined that police technicians Frederick Jones and Jesse Rembert were justified in the November shooting of Miguel Angel Martinez.

Officers and SWAT team members had responded to a home Nov. 22 to a report of a shooting. Morrissey’s report released Tuesday says Martinez had shot himself in the leg and refused to come out.

According to the report, Martinez didn’t comply with commands to drop his weapon and he had provoked officers to shoot him in a “suicide by cop” incident.

Martinez was shot as officers entered the home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


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



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