- Associated Press - Thursday, March 10, 2016

DENVER (AP) - The Denver District Attorney’s Office has decided not to file charges against two officers who shot and killed an armed man in a Denver hotel parking lot.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1nBD8X9 ) that Detective Kenneth Manzanares and Officer John Mehrtens had been investigating a case of credit card fraud when they shot at 32-year-old Ramone Lonergan on Jan. 11.

District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said in a letter released Thursday that Lonergan had raised a gun toward Manzanares, who had ordered him to drop the weapon, when Manzanares opened fire.

The letter says Mehrtens fired his gun after seeing the suspect get inside an SUV occupied by a woman in the passenger seat.

Morrissey says surveillance footage of the incident supports the officers’ story.

Lonergan suffered four gunshot wounds.


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

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