An Aurora officer who shot and killed a machete-wielding man has been cleared of prison wrongdoing.

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On March 4, officer Justin Henderson shot 22-year-old Shamikle Jackson thrice inside an residence at 2210 Dallas St., in response to a abstract of the taking pictures addressed to Chief Nick Metz on Tuesday and signed by Adams County District Legal professional Dave Younger.

Police had been known as to the residence by a person who instructed dispatchers he had hostages and “two individuals had been lifeless,” in response to the abstract. Officers arrived and safely cleared Shaquayla Jackson, the suspect’s sister, from the residence. She instructed police solely her brother was inside.

Officers entered the two-bedroom residence and located nobody in the lounge or kitchen. Yelling instructions for anybody inside to come back out with their fingers up, a response got here from a again bed room: “You’re going to have to come back again and get me.”

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Henderson, with gun drawn and different armed officers behind him, approached the bed room door, which was barely ajar. Henderson yelled: “Aurora police, come out together with your fingers up!” There was no response, the abstract acknowledged.

Henderson kicked open the bed room door. It was slammed shut. Immediately the door opened and Jackson got here out  “shortly and really aggressively with a really massive knife or machete” in his proper hand above his head, the abstract acknowledged.

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Henderson fired 4 instances, hitting Jackson thrice. Jackson fell, dropping the machete. He was handcuffed and an officer, Toney Hannon, began CPR. Jackson was taken to College of Colorado Hospital in Aurora the place he was pronounced lifeless.

No different individuals had been inside the house. No different officers fired. Dr. Steve Cina, a forensic pathologist with the Adams County Coroner’s Workplace, stated in an post-mortem report: “The circumstances of demise recommend some options of suicide by cop.”


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