Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

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


News Release

February 14, 2018 Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025

DA McCann Shooting Decision Letter (Venzor-Gonzalez)


February 14, 2018

Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025




Investigation and Decision Re November 2017 Shooting of Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez


The legal review of the officer-involved shooting that occurred on November 25, 2017, in the area of the 100 block of S. Raleigh Street 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 & Info) along with the investigation protocol.


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


Mr. Venzor-Gonzalez was charged in connection with the shooting in December 2017 with two counts of criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree (F2), one count of assault in the first degree-peace officer (F3) and one count of possession of a weapon by a previous offender (F6).   His next court appearance date is February 21, 2018, for a preliminary hearing.


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