Parker police release body camera footage from deadly officer-involved shooting

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PARKER, Colo. -- Authorities have released body camera footage from when Parker Police Department officers shot and killed a suspect during an exchange of gunfire in November.

On Wednesday, officials ruled the shooting of Michael Marin, 35, was justified and that the man was shot 15 times.

The shooting happened about 10 p.m. on Nov. 4 near an apartment complex in the 10800 block of Twenty Mile Road.

Marin had a lengthy criminal history with warrants for violent felonies, and is believed to be responsible for robberies at three fast-food restaurants in Mesa County.

He had outstanding warrants, was in a stolen vehicle, and just four hours before the shooting police said he tried to rob a pharmacy in Lakewood.

“The reality is you point a gun at police, you refuse to follow their instructions and you continue to show aggressive behavior consistent with what you’ve done before you are going to be shot and killed. That is going to happen,” 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler said.

Marin tested positive for high levels of methamphetamine. Marin died at a hospital with several gunshot wounds.

No officers were injured.

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