DENVER (CBS4)– Gov. Jared Polis says he supports an independent investigation into the shooting death of De’Von Bailey in Colorado Springs. The 19-year-old was shot and killed by Colorado Springs police earlier this month.

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Officials say Bailey was shot in the back after running away from two Colorado Springs police officers Aug. 3 while they were questioning him about a robbery. A gun was found in Bailey’s shorts.

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The shooting was investigated by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and prosecutors could take months to review findings.

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“An independent review would ensure the public’s confidence in the result and help maintain trust in law enforcement going forward,” said Polis.

More than 2,000 people have signed a petition asking for an independent investigation.

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The Bailey family says the police department, sheriff’s office and district attorney’s office work too closely together to be objective.