Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

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

720-913-2000
Beth.McCann@denverda.org

News Release

June 3, 2021 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director, carolyn.tyler@denverda.org, 720-913-9025

Law Enforcement Officer Charged with Felony Menacing as DA Urges Victims to Come Forward

DENVER— On April 25, 2021, a man in a Subaru Crosstrek pointed a rifle at another person in a Subaru WRX at 10th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard in Denver. Today, prosecutors are renewing the call for the victims of that incident to come forward. A 44-year-old male, former Colorado law enforcement officer has been charged with two counts of felony menacing in connection with this incident. However, details about the man are being temporarily withheld.

A photo of the suspect vehicle’s license plate and witness interviews led to the arrest of the officer. The officer was off duty and not in uniform or driving a marked law enforcement vehicle at the time of the incident. He was placed on paid administrative leave as soon as the agency was notified of the incident and he was terminated on June 1, 2021. To preserve the integrity of the case, additional details are being withheld at this time while efforts are underway to identify the victims. DA McCann believes in the public’s right to ultimately know the name of the officer and will disclose further information prior to his next scheduled court appearance in mid-June.

Victims and any other witnesses are urged to leave a tip with Metro Crime Stoppers by calling (720) 913-7867 – (720) 913-STOP or contacting:

Denver DA Investigator Zac Pauga at 720-913-9055, Zac.Pauga@denverda.org, or
Denver Police Detective Mylous Yearling at 720-913-0586, Mylous.Yearling@denvergov.org

 

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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.