Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

DA: Aurora police officers justified in shooting

By: The Associated Press
April 5, 2014 Updated: April 5, 2014 at 3:57 pm
0

AURORA — Prosecutors say police were justified when they shot a gun-wielding man during a standoff at an Aurora home.

The Aurora Sentinel reports Adams County District Attorney Dave Young has determined the four officers involved acted appropriately when they shot 48-year-old Stephen Harrold Adams on Dec. 15. The officers fired 33 or 34 shots at Adams, but only a single bullet fragment struck him in the leg.

The standoff started at about 5 a.m. when Adams' girlfriend called police and said he had a shotgun and was trying to break into her home. He was shot about 45 minutes later when he pointed the gun at the officers.

Adams is being held on several felony charges, including assault on a police officer and menacing.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

or
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?
 
This is your last FREE article for the month
This is your last FREE article for the month

Subscribe now and enjoy Unlimited Digital Access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?

 
You have reached your article limit for the month
You have reached your article limit for the month

We hope that you've enjoyed your complimentary access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?
 

Exclusive Subscriber Content

You read The Gazette because you care about your community and the local stories you can't find anywhere else.

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber? Get Access | Already a digital subscriber? Log In
 
articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.