No charges against officer in Aurora shooting

Posted at 10:34 PM, Oct 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-10 00:34:42-04

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — No charges will be filed against an Aurora police officer who shot a man waving a pellet gun inside a McDonald's bathroom.

District Attorney Dave Young says officer Alfred Eways was justified when he shot Dillon Safford in both arms last May.

According to the Denver Post, customers called police after they saw the man had a gun and was mumbling to himself.

Safford suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at a hospital.

Investigators said Eways did not turn on his body camera before the shooting, and the footage from other officers were obstructed from a clear view.

The police department is still trying to determine if Eways will be disciplined for failing to turn on his body camera.


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