- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors say four Colorado police officers were justified when they shot and killed a man who fired at them during a standoff at a home northwest of Denver.

The Denver Post reports https://goo.gl/EXNhzY 40-year-old Joseph Jaster, who was suspected of stealing a motorcycle, fled to a Westminster home May 9 after he was pursued by an officer.

After a six-hour standoff, Jaster opened fire on officers who approached the crawlspace where he was hiding. All four officers returned fire, hitting Jaster 41 times.


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One of the officers was shot in the arm during the gunfight.

An autopsy indicated Jaster had methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death.



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

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