Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

April 24, 2018 Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025

DA McCann Shooting Decision Letter (J.V.)


April 24, 2018

Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025




Investigation and Decision Re January 2018 Shooting of Juvenile


The legal review of the officer-involved shooting that occurred on January 26, 2018, near 12015 E. 46th Avenue has been completed. A copy of the decision letter from Denver District Attorney Beth McCann to Denver Police Chief Robert White is attached, and posted at (News Media) along with the investigation protocol.


District Attorney McCann concluded that the shooting was legally justified for the reasons outlined in the letter.


Following the shooting and his arrest, the juvenile was charged in Juvenile Court with one count of aggravated robbery (F3), one count of assault in the first degree-peace officer (F3), and one count of possession of a handgun by a juvenile (M2). The case is ongoing.


The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo. RPC 3.6