- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors say an Aurora police officer was justified when he shot an armed man outside a Denver motel.

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey says the officer had reason to believe he could be shot when Sidney Sylvester brandished a gun during a foot chase near the Sand and Sage Motel on May 9. Officers were looking for a suspect connected to a reported shooting about 10 minutes earlier.

The Aurora Sentinel reports (https://goo.gl/dGN9n1 ) Sylvester was running from Denver officers when he ran into the Aurora officer’s path, coming face-to-face with the officer.

Sylvester was shot once in the shoulder. No police or bystanders were injured.

Sylvester was charged with felony menacing in Denver, but has not been charged in connection with the Aurora shooting. It’s unclear if he has hired an attorney.


Information from: The Aurora Sentinel, https://www.aurorasentinel.com/

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