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Boulder officers cleared in shooting of CU student

Published 5:59 pm, Friday, July 11, 2014
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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder's district attorney says three officers who shot a University of Colorado student during a standoff at his apartment were justified because the student allegedly pointed a BB gun at them that looked like a real firearm.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports (http://goo.gl/v8dycm ) that District Attorney Stand Garnett said in a letter Friday that the officers "were reasonable in their belief that they were about to come under fire." Garnett's letter to the Boulder police chief says the officers won't face charges.

Authorities say police pursued 23-year-old Coleman Stewart on May 30 after a taxi driver alleged that Stewart tried to leave without paying. The officers went to Stewart's apartment, where they say they saw him display what looked like a gun. They fired 10 shots, injuring his arm and knee.

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Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/