DA: 3 Arapahoe County deputies justified in fatal shooting


DENVER  |  Prosecutors say three Colorado sheriff’s deputies were justified when they shot and killed an 18-year-old man in the Denver suburb of Centennial.

The Denver Post reports Allen Fanning was shot 10 times when the Arapahoe County deputies say he pointed a gun at them following a car chase Nov. 15. Multiple deputies pursued Fanning after being called to a tire shop on a report of a disturbance — a confrontation between Fanning and 43-year-old Shawn Tyree Glover.

Glover told investigators Fanning was having an affair with his wife and he went to the shop to confront her and Fanning. Glover says Fanning pointed a handgun at him before driving away.

Vicki Klingensmith, Arapahoe County’s chief deputy district attorney, says the deputies reasonably feared for their lives when they opened fire.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com