A critical incident response team’s investigation into the Awada shooting in Old Town has been submitted to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, which resulted in the deaths of three people-an officer, a kind Samaritan and a Suspects. The focus of the investigation is a police shooting in the case.
King’s office said in a press release that the First Judicial District (Jefferson County and Gilpin County) team announced the results of the investigation on Thursday. District Attorney Alexis King and a team of prosecutors will review the investigation and The evidence collected is reviewed.
The investigation was led by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and was assisted by other law enforcement agencies in Jefferson County and investigators from the First Judicial District, especially for the shooting involving an officer of the Arvada Police Department.
The press release said: “The officers of the Arvada Police Department did not perform key duties related to the investigation.”
The kind Samaritan Johnny Hurley took a hidden weapon to protect himself and others. He drew his weapon and confronted a gunman in Old Town. Soon after, a responding Avada officer killed him. The police stated at the time that when the officer arrived, Hurley was holding AR-15 in his hand after firing at the gunman.
Also killed in the June 21 shooting was Gordon Beesley, who worked for the Arvada Police Department for 19 years and was a school resource officer at Oberon Middle School. During the summer vacation, Beasley worked in the patrol department.
Before being shot and killed by Hurley, Ronald Troick ambushed Beasley. The police said that Hurley’s actions may have saved the lives of other people in the Old Town area that day.
The District Attorney’s Office rejected the “additional statement” on Thursday, citing an ongoing investigation review.
After the review is completed, King’s office will decide whether to bring charges against the officials involved. If no charges are filed, the district attorney will issue a report outlining the decision. The report will be open to the public.