February 29, 2024

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Police sniper cleared in Northglenn shooting

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DENVER (KDVR) — The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that a sniper officer who shot and killed a barricaded suspect in Northglenn will not face criminal charges.

Prosecutors found the officers involved with fatally shooting Joseph Martinez on April 14 were justified in their actions, according to the officer-involved shooting decision letter issued by District Attorney Brian Mason.

The decision letter includes a factual summary, stating that members of the FBI’s Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force were surveilling a residential unit at 301 Malley Drive, in Northglenn, for a wanted party.

The wanted man, Martinez, had several outstanding felony warrants, including…

Heather Willard

2023-11-29 17:09:17

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