Aurora officer won’t be charge for shooting suspect outside bar
AURORA, Colo. — No charges will be filed against an Aurora police officer who shot a man outside an Aurora bar in late June, the Adams and Broomfield Counties District Attorney’s Office said Monday.
In a letter the Aurora Police Chief Nicholas Metz, the DA’s office wrote “there is no reasonable likelihood of success of proving that any officer involved in this incident committed a crime beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Therefore, no criminal charges will be filed against the officers involved in this incident.”
The incident happened about 10:30 p.m. on June 28 outside the Del Norte Bar (9655 E. Montview Blvd.) on a report of a man, later identified as 44-year-old Bennie Aaron Jones, who appeared to be intoxicated and waving a black semiautomatic handgun.
Police ordered Jones not to move and to put down the gun. Instead, police said Jones starting walking through a parking lot and toward the Del Norte Bar.
With customers gathering outside and Jones still ignoring orders to stop and drop the gun as he neared the entrance of the bar, officer Josh Stuteville fired three rounds, hitting Jones in the torso and right arm.
Jones took off running before eventually stopping and surrendering. He survived his injuries.