Officers cleared in fatal shooting at CU of man with machete

9NEWS at 8 a.m. 11/10/16.

BOULDER, COLO. (AP) - Boulder's district attorney has concluded that the fatal shooting of a machete-wielding man at the University of Colorado by two officers was justified.

The Daily Camera reports District Attorney Stan Garnett cleared the officers of wrongdoing in the Oct. 5 death of 28-year-old Brandon Simmons. Garnett said Wednesday that the former Marine from Thornton presented a significant danger to CU Officer Clay Austin and Boulder police Officer Jason Connor.

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Investigators say Simmons brandished the machete during an altercation in the parking lot of the university's sports complex and then went inside the building.

He went into a stairwell, where he tried to gain access to different floors which required a key card.

Police say the officers opened fire after Simmons refused to drop the knife and advanced toward them.

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

Copyright 2016 Associated Press


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