Second Judical District
201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202
February 14, 2018 Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025
NEWS RELEASE –
February 14, 2018
Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025
DISTRICT ATTORNEY MCCANN ISSUES OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING LETTER
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 DenverDA.org (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