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Westminster officers who shot burglary suspect to death won't face charges, DA says

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Posted at 4:16 PM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 18:16:30-05

WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Two Westminster Police officers won't be facing any charges after shooting and killing a burglary suspect back in September, the 17th Judicial District Attorney said Friday.

Thomas Tucker Jr., 49, was armed and suspected in a burglary when police confronted him on Sept. 20, according to court documents. 

Police spokeswoman Cheri Spottke said officers responded to a report of a burglary in which the victim said he found several people stealing items from his garage. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim and punched him in the face.

The group then left in a car and on a motorcycle.

Police located the motorcycle ridden by Tucker, who crashed and then fled on foot. Investigators say Tucker was shot when he showed a weapon.

Police have not found the group of people that fled in the car, a silver Chevy Malibu.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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