Investigators clear Aurora officer in fatal February shooting

Investigators clear Aurora officer in fatal February shooting

AURORA — Investigators have determined that an Aurora police officer was justified in the deadly shooting of a man during a traffic stop in February.

The Aurora Sentinel reports Arapahoe County investigators released the report Tuesday, clearing the officer in the shooting of Troy Jacques in the Denver suburb.

According to the report, two officers pulled Jacques over because he matched the description of a man involved in a crime the previous day. Jacques exited his van and approached the officers.

According to the report, the officers ordered him to get on the ground, but he returned to his van, grabbed a pistol and pointed it at the officers. The officer fired more than 20 shots, killing Jacques.

Body camera footage corroborated the officers’ accounts of the shooting.

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