COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado Springs police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing after shooting a juvenile male while attempting to arrest him, the Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
It happened at 2:40 p.m. on Jan. 5 when police went to the apartment of a male with outstanding warrants out for his arrest.
While officers waited for a search warrant, the juvenile they wanted to arrest came down the stairwell of the complex with a gun in his left hand.
The district attorney’s office said Sgt. Robert Wolf yelled commands at the juvenile, ordering him to drop the weapon.
He didn’t comply, and according to the officer’s account, the male started to bend his left arm at the elbow.
Wolf claims he believed the juvenile was raising the weapon to fire at officers. To protect himself, Wolf shot the juvenile.
The suspect was arrested and provided medical treatment. After the juvenile recovered from his injuries, he was charged with several offenses.