DENVER - Denver Police say anti-gang activist Terrance Roberts, 37, told gang members he shot a man at a community rally because the man threatened him with a knife.
READ: Probable cause affidavits in the Roberts case
Roberts was arrested Friday night after 22-year-old Hasan Jones was wounded after being shot multiple times. Jones was in critical condition at Denver Health Medical Center on Monday.
Reverend Leon Kelly mentored Roberts for years. He has spoken to Roberts and says he would rather be judged by a jury of 12 than to be carried by six pallbearers.
"I've talked to Terrance, and he is again very, very remorseful. but he's sorry. He's sorry that things happened the way that they did," Kelly said. "He continued to say 'Rev, make sure you let everybody know that was not my [intent.] I did not want it to end like this.'"
Roberts runs The Prodigal Son Initiative which is a nonprofit organization devoted to keeping kids of out gangs.
Court records show Roberts posted $100,000 bail. He faces charges including attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
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