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Prosecutor clears Colorado deputy in deadly shooting

Posted at 4:26 PM, Nov 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-17 18:26:51-05

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors have cleared a sheriff’s deputy of any criminal wrongdoing in the deadly shooting that followed a pursuit in north-central Colorado.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports Larimer County District Attorney Cliff Riedel says in letter Friday that deputy Matthew Bordewick had “every reason to believe” that 25-year-old Travis Craven was about to shoot him.

According to the letter, Craven fled from deputies while armed and after assaulting his father in the Red Feather Lakes area early last month.

Craven’s vehicle later spun out and landed in a field.

Riedel says Bordewick repeatedly demanded for Craven to drop the gun, but he had his finger on the trigger as he turned toward the deputy.

A toxicology report showed Craven had methamphetamine in his system.