Officers justified in shooting at man in standoff

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
SWAT members from Jefferson County shot and injured armed man during three-hour stand off.

Hand gun

DENVER, Colo. (AP) Investigators say Jefferson County SWAT members were justified when they shot at an armed man during a three-hour standoff at a Morrison home.

The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office says officers "displayed remarkable restraint" during the July 5 standoff with 45-year-old Ralph Kirksten Barnhardt, who is accused of firing at them through a glass window. The Denver Post reports Barnhardt was wounded during the standoff, which started after a domestic violence complaint.

He was armed with two handguns.

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