DENVER (AP) – Colorado investigators say a Westminster police officer will not face criminal charges after he shot and killed a man who attacked him.
The Denver Post reported Thursday that the officer was investigating a report that someone was acting erratically and throwing rocks outside an apartment complex in April.
Officials say the suspect identified as 23-year-old Kevin Beasley Jr. tried to grab the officer’s gun when he arrived.READ MORE: FAA Investigates Mid-Air Collision Between 2 Small Planes Above Cherry Creek Reservoir South Of Denver
Witnesses reported Beasley was punching the officer before being shot within two minutes of police arriving.
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Authorities say Beasley was pronounced dead at a hospital.
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