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Decision On Charges Against Officer Who Shot Elk Could Come Friday

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Former Boulder Police Officer Sam Carter poses with the elk he shot with his service gun while on duty. (credit: CBS)

Former Boulder Police Officer Sam Carter poses with the elk he shot with his service gun while on duty. (credit: CBS)

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The Boulder County district attorney says he should have a decision on Friday if criminal charges will be filed against a police officer who shot an elk.

Officer Sam Carter told his superiors he killed this elk because it appeared injured. Brent Curnow, an off-duty officer, then arrived and took the animal to process the meat.

Carter and Curnow are on paid leave pending results of an internal investigation.

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