DA: El Paso County deputy justified in fatal shooting of armed man

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Posted at 7:07 AM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 09:07:53-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say a sheriff's deputy was justified when he shot and killed an armed murder suspect east of Colorado Springs.

The Gazette reports 18-year-old William Bacorn was killed when he pointed a shotgun at the El Paso County deputy July 22. Another deputy was struck by shrapnel and treated at a local hospital.

The district attorney's office did not say in its report if Bacorn fired the shotgun.

Bacorn was suspected in the shooting death of 46-year-old Gustavo Del Sol Sanchez during a robbery at a marijuana grow in El Paso County earlier that day. A second man was critically injured during the encounter and drove himself to the hospital.

Two men, ages 20 and 26, are facing murder and burglary charges in Sanchez's death.


Information from: The Gazette,