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