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Report: Officers justified in shooting of man who shot Colorado Springs officer

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 14:14:26-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado district attorney's office has concluded that officers were justified in shooting an Iraqi refugee who is accused of critically wounding a Colorado Springs police officer in August.

The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office conducted a review of the Aug. 2 incident in which Officer Cem Duzel was critically wounded in the head.

Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi is charged with attempted first-degree murder in the incident. He remains jailed on $1 million bail.

Authorities say Al Khammasi and Duzel shot each other during an early-morning confrontation. The district attorney's report says another officer who arrived seconds later also shot Al Khammasi who was wounded but still armed.