- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors say police were justified when they shot a man who pointed a gun at officers from the balcony of a downtown Denver apartment.

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey says the three officers involved in the shooting were called to the apartment June 12, where witnesses said a man was threatening to shoot passersby. Investigators say 57-year-old James Bronish called 911 and told the operator he was going to shoot anyone who came to the apartment and would be waiting on his balcony.

The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/2NtuiZ ) it’s unclear which officer’s round hit Bronish, who was struck in the arm.

Bronish repeatedly apologized to officers who rode with him in an ambulance and guarded him at the hospital. He also told them he had been depressed.

Bronish’s weapon turned out to be a BB gun.


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

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