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Police Shooting Of Man Accused Of Shooting At Officers Ruled Justified

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Isaac Vigil is accused of shooting at a Denver Police officer (credit: CBS)

Isaac Vigil is accused of shooting at a Denver Police officer (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – An officer-involved shooting of a man accused of shooting at Denver police officers while handcuffed in custody has been ruled justified by the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

According to Lynn Kimbrough with the district attorney’s office, Isaac Vigil, 32, has been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, and possession of a defaced firearm.

The shooting happened on May 14 at the Denver Police District 4 Substation at South Clay Street and West Evans Avenue.

According to court document, the suspect told officers five or six times “I’m going to kill you” on the way to the police station. He also said, “You better have a vest on.”

The court documents that revealed Vigil was picked up at a McDonald’s on suspicion of being on methamphetamine. He was wanted on a nationwide felony warrant for weapons violations.

Once they got to Denver Police District 4, Vigil refused to get out of the car. That’s when police said he fired a gun from behind his back at least twice. Then an officer shot Vigil in the stomach.

Vigil remains in custody. His bond is set at $1,000,000.

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