Bear Shooting in Hands of Prosecutors

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Aspen, Colo. (AP) A wildlife manager who investigated the shooting of a yearling bear May 19th in the Aspen area has spoken to prosecutors about the case.

But any decision on charges could be a week or two away.

No citation was issued before the weekend.

State wildlife officials say a homeowner in Lazy Glen Mobile Home Park shot the yearling Colorado black bear, which weighed 40 to 50 pounds. They say the bear was chased out of a home and shot outside.

Names of any suspects haven't been released.

Attorney Arnold Mordkin, who once defended a man who shot a bear on Basalt Mountain, says state law allows those who feel threatened by a bear to defend themselves with deadly force.

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