- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 28, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors have cleared two police officers who fired 62 shots at a man, hitting him 11 times, after he raised a gun during a confrontation near downtown Boulder.

The Daily Camera reports (https://goo.gl/ekBtvz ) each officer fired 31 shots at 28-year-old Bryson Fischer as they were investigating reports that he was shooting into Boulder Creek on May 22. Fischer, who died later that day, had three magazines on him, and investigators believe that had his gun not malfunctioned, he would have fired more shots.

Boulder Police Chief Greg Testa says so many shots were fired and so many missed because Fischer was standing under a dark underpass and was partially submerged in the creek among the cover of support pillars.

The Erie man recently had been arrested and reportedly told a friend he didn’t want to go back to jail.

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Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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