GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – Officer Zachary Helbig from the Fort Lupton Police Department had been charged with manslaughter for shooting an unarmed man in January.

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The Weld County Statutory Grand Jury issued an indictment against Officer Helbig on Thursday.

Zachary Helbig (credit: Glendale Police)

Helbig shot Shawn Billinger on Jan. 16, during a call for a disturbance. According to the indictment, after Officer Helbig chased Billinger on foot, Billinger rapidly walked toward Officer Helbig yelling “kill me.” Bellinger had nothing in his hands.

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Officer Helbig fired one shot at Billinger, striking him in the chest. Billinger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Helbig is charged with one count of manslaugther, a Class 4 Felony.

A judge has set bond at $50,000.


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