3 Fort Collins police officers cleared in fatal shooting of suspect

Posted at 8:12 AM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 14:02:17-04

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- The Larimer County district attorney has cleared three Fort Collins police officers of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an armed suspect.

The Coloradoan reports District Attorney Cliff Riedel released his findings of the Aug. 25 incident Thursday. He determined the officers were justified in the shooting.

Officers had responded to a domestic disturbance report to find 63-year-old Jerry Jackson had entered his estranged wife's home illegally. The suspect exited the home on officers' orders and approached them while brandishing a knife.

Riedel says Jackson ignored officers' commands to drop the weapon, and officers' attempts to subdue him with a stun gun were unsuccessful.

Jackson was shot as he advanced toward officers with the knife.

Riedel found that Jackson had told multiple people before the incident that he would make police shoot him.


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