No charges for officer who killed man hailed as hero

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First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King announces that no criminal charges will be filed against a police officer who accidentally shot and killed a man hailed as a hero for stopping a gunman who ambushed another officer earlier this year, during a news conference Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, in Golden, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against a police officer who accidentally shot and killed a man hailed as a hero for stopping a gunman who ambushed another police officer in suburban Denver. In June, Johnny Hurley was shopping in a store in Arvada, when Ronald Troyke shot and killed police officer Gordon Beesley. Authorities say Hurley rushed out and shot Troyke with his handgun and picked up Troyke’s AR-style rifle. District Attorney Alexis King said Monday that the officer who shot Hurley believed he was a second gunman and only had a moment to stop him from hurting others.

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