Two Colorado Springs police officers were justified in their use of deadly when they returned gunfire at a vehicle from which shots were fired at them, according to a police shooting review.
The shooting happened on April 5 near Delta Drive and South Chelton Road, according to a news release. Officer had pursued a stolen vehicle, a Toyota 4Runner, from which shots were fired during the chase.
The driver of the SUV lost control and came to a stop. When two officers drove up, in marked police vehicles, shots were fired from inside the 4Runner, according to a review by the The 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
The officers returned fire, hitting two of four suspects inside the SUV. The two suspects hit by the officers’ gunfire suffered non-life-threatening wounds, the DA’s release said.
“Officer Jared Huston and Officer Sean Zamora were justified in the level of force used as the
suspects posed an immediate threat to officers and community members,” the review said. “After completing a thorough review of the facts and evidence” the officers actions are justified under state law.
Three of four people in the 4Runner face criminal charges, the letter said.
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