DENVER (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a Denver police officer in City Park as a free jazz concert was ending will stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder with extreme indifference.
A judge ruled Thursday there’s enough evidence to put Rollin Oliver on trial in the death of Celena Hollis, who was off duty but in uniform as she tried to break up a confrontation at the park June 24. Investigators say four bullets at the scene were linked to a gun found on Oliver.
Oliver’s public defender William Drexler says shots were fired as Oliver was leaving the park after suspected members of the Crips gang flashed gang signs.
He says Oliver had purchased a gun after he was shot at a party in an unrelated incident.
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