COLORADO SPRINGS– The mother of a teenager who was fatally shot by a Colorado Springs Police Officer has requested money from a state victims’ fund to help pay for her son’s funeral expenses.
The El Paso County District Attorney’s office has tabled the mother’s request until they complete their review of the August 3rd shooting, of De’Von Bailey.
Police body camera footage shows De’Von Bailey running away from two officers as he and another man are about to be searched.
Bailey was shot in the back and elbow. Officers say they found a gun in Bailey’s pants.
Prosecutors haven’t announced the results of a police investigation, though the FBI says it’s also reviewing the shooting.
Bailey’s mother says she was told she’s ineligible for assistance until prosecutors determine whether the officers acted lawfully.