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.

(credit: CBS)

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Witnesses reported Beasley was punching the officer before being shot within two minutes of police arriving.

Officials say the officer was justified in using deadly physical force to defend himself.

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Authorities say Beasley was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Officials say the officer was treated for injuries and has since been released from the hospital.

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