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Officer justified in deadly shooting of suspect


Last updated 9/1/2021 at 9:21am

A Fountain police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect in April was justified in his actions, according to a decision by the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The suspect, 38-year-old Robert Paul Garcia, was driving a stolen U-Haul pickup truck up I-25 after it had been involved in an attempted armed robbery in Pueblo on April 19. Colorado State Troopers began pursuit; they were joined by Fountain Police Department as the chase moved north.

Troopers used “stop sticks” at Garden of the Gods Road and again near Woodmen Road to bring the suspect vehicle to a halt....

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