Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

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


News Release

August 25, 2023 Contact: Matt Jablow,

Denver DA Issues Officer-Involved Shooting Decision Letter

DENVER — Denver DA Beth McCann today announced that, after reviewing the investigation of an officer-involved shooting in north Denver on May 31 of this year, no criminal charges will be filed against Thornton Police Officer Scott Schilb, who shot and injured a burglary suspect, Jedidiah Wilson, after Wilson fired at the officer.

The Denver DA’s office has charged Wilson in Denver District Court with attempted murder in the first degree, a class 2 felony.  His case number is 23CR3106.

“Based on all of the evidence reviewed — most notably, the fact that Officer Schilb was being fired upon by a man who refused to stop for police officers after allegedly committing a burglary – and applying Colorado law to the facts, I find Officer Schilb’s actions to be reasonable and legally justified,” said Denver DA McCann.

You may find a copy of the letter here.

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