Judge refuses to reduce bond for suspect accused of killing police officer

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Conner Donohue

Conner Donahue

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — A 20-year-old man accused of hitting and killing an Englewood Police officer on Memorial Day was formally charged Friday.

Police say Conner Donohue hit officer Jeremy Bitner and the man Bitner had pulled over just after midnight on S. Broadway near Belleview Ave.

Donohue faces 12 counts including vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI.

His attorney asked the judge to reduce his bond given the young man’s deep ties to the community and the fact that he’s never been in trouble before now. The judge said that given the seriousness of charges he faces, bond will remain at $100,000.

Donohue’s family and attorney left Arapahoe County District Court without commenting. Conner Donohue remained in jail.

A funeral for Jeremy Bitner was scheduled Friday afternoon.

The other man who was hit, Kevin Montoya, was recovering at home from his injuries.