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DA: Greeley officers justified in fatal shooting of Sean Ryan Mondragon in May

Posted: 6:44 AM, Jul 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-22 08:44:44-04

GREELEY, Colo. -- Prosecutors say two police officers were justified when they shot and killed a gang member following a chase through Greeley.

Sean Ryan Mondragon, 24, robbed a woman at a bowling alley in May, then led authorities on a chase up to Eaton and back before crashing his car at an intersection in Evans , police said. Two Greeley police officers shot him as he tried to steal a car at gunpoint.

Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke says the officers' decision to shoot Mondragon was justified because they were protecting themselves and others, according to the Greeley Tribune .

Investigators say Mondragon has an extensive criminal history that includes arrests in Broomfield, Alamosa County and Conejos County

Mondragon was wanted on a warrant for allegedly trying to hit an officer with his vehicle in Monte Vista. He also was wanted on a parole violation. Toxicology reports show he had methamphetamines, marijuana and alcohol in his system when he was shot.

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