A Denver police officer who mistakenly shot and killed a Good Samaritan who had just shot and killed a gunman will not face any criminal charges, Denver7 reports.
First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King announced on Monday that the officer in question is Kraig Brownlow, who was found to have believed that Johnny Hurley, 40, was the gunman.
"The officer here had objectively reasonable grounds to believe, and did believe, he and other people were in imminent danger of being killed that day," King said in a news conference. "The officer saw a mass shooter, heard many rounds of gunfire in broad daylight in the heart of Olde Town Arvada. … Thus, the decision to shoot John Hurley was legally justified despite his heroic actions that day."
King added that the Critical Incident Response Team and her office reached their conclusion after reviewing more than 3,200 photos and 1,180 pages of reports from various cameras and law enforcement agencies who were on the scene that day.
"Had [Hurley] survived, we would have praised his bravery in engaging a mass shooter before anyone else was killed. He acted to defend others and we will remember him for his selflessness," King said.
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