DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors say three Douglas County sheriff’s deputies were justified when they fatally shot a man who pulled a gun on them during a traffic stop south of Denver.
The Denver Post reports deputies were driving on U.S. Highway 85 when 61-year-old Paul Askins pulled his truck out of a driveway and cut them off Aug. 31. They pulled Askins over and became suspicious when he gave a false identity.
After the shooting, investigators found a note in Askins‘ wallet that said, “When you kill me call these numbers,” followed by phone numbers for several of his associates.
Askins‘ friends and family said he had talked about suicide.
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com
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