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Teen charged as adult in connection with shooting of Cherry Hills Village officer

Angelo Alston, 17, faces 32 counts related to the August 20 shooting of Cherry Hills Village police officer Cory Sack.
Credit: KUSA

KUSA — A 17-year old boy has been charged as an adult in connection with a shooting that injured a Cherry Hills Village police officer late last month.

Angelo Alston appeared in court Thursday morning where he was charged with 32 counts including attempted murder of a peace officer, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and theft. Six of the counts are sentencing enhancers, which means Alston could face additional prison time if convicted.

The judge set bond at $1 million.

Alston was arrested in Aurora on Aug. 31, according to a Wednesday news release from the Cherry Hills Police Department. He's accusing of shooting a Cherry Hills Village police officer during a home invasion on August 20.

Officer Cory Sack, a 7-year veteran of the Cherry Hills Village Police Department, has undergone four surgeries since the violent confrontation. It was the first time a Cherry Hills officer has been shot in the line of duty.

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According to Cherry Hills Village police, Sack and another officer responded to a home on Sedgwick Drive near Hampden Avenue and Colorado Boulevard after the department became aware of a 911 hangup call from inside the house.

The two officers found the door ajar. Sack went inside, and that’s when he saw two men, police said. He and the two suspects exchanged gunfire.

It’s unclear if either suspect was injured during the confrontation. Police said they ran away – and despite the recent arrest, investigators said they’re still looking for other suspects in the case.

The family who lives inside the home where the shooting occurred was able to get out safely, according to Cherry Hills Village police.

Citing the integrity of the ongoing investigation, Cherry Hills Village police said Wednesday they would not release additional information in the case.

Sack was described by Cherry Hills police as “in good spirits and on his way to recovery.”

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