DA: Officer justified in shooting man with knife

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Officer Adam Lewis was justified when he shot a man who lunged at him with a knife.

police officer

DENVER (AP) -- The Adams County District Attorney's Office says a Northglenn police officer was justified when he shot a man who lunged at him with a knife.

The DA's office released a report Thursday clearing Officer Adam Lewis in the Sept. 2 shooting of 38-year-old Alejandro Pinedo.

Authorities say Lewis encountered Pinedo while responding to a call that a man was trying to break into a home. Witnesses say Pinedo told Lewis he was "not going back to jail." He was shot when he moved toward the officer in a threatening manner.

The Denver Post reports Pinedo is scheduled to appear in district court Friday on multiple charges, including attempted assault, threatening a police officer, felony menacing with a weapon and trespassing.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 234896191 - nbc11news.com/a?a=234896191
Gray Television, Inc.