- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 19, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Ballistics tests confirm that a former Commerce City police officer who said he was shot by a man during a traffic stop was actually shot with his own weapon.

KUSA-TV reports (https://goo.gl/vMAqnK ) the Colorado Bureau of Investigation linked a bullet recovered from Kevin Lord’s ballistic vest, as well as a shell casing, to a .40-caliber gun the officer had when he was shot Nov. 8. Lord, who has resigned, was charged with false reporting and trying to influence a public servant.

He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after the incident, in which he is now accused of shooting himself. Police credited his ballistic vest with saving his life.

Lord’s attorney, Reid Elkus, said Tuesday “there is more to the facts of the case” than is contained in the arrest affidavit, which revealed the CBI’s findings.


Information from: KUSA-TV, https://www.9news.com

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