Trooper Shooting Ruled Justified

A highway patrolman connected to a deadly southern Colorado shooting will not face criminal charges.

On August 25th authorities were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle near Alamosa.

37-year-old Jennifer Sharp told dispatch that people were going to die and brandished a gun during the chase.

Sharp exited the car with the firearm and that’s when she was fatally shot by the trooper.

The suspect driver then picked up a gun and committed suicide. The DA’s office ruled the trooper’s actions were justified.