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

Posted at 6:44 AM, Jul 22, 2016
and last 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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