TABERNASH, Colo. (AP) – A grand jury will investigate last month’s shooting of a suspected burglar in Tabernash by the Grand County sheriff.
District Attorney Brett Barkey announced the move Tuesday, noting that a law passed by lawmakers this year requires the public to be notified when an officer-involved shooting is referred to a grand jury.
Sheriff Brett Schroetlin shot and wounded 20-year-old Conor James Maclaird on Sept. 15 after a robbery was reported at a liquor store.
In a statement, Barkey said the suspect is alleged to have attacked the sheriff with a knife.
The proceedings of the grand jury will be secret.
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