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Adams County District Attorney Dave Young released his decision "Gary" Black to drop his weapon before an officer fired.
Police later learned that Black, a 73-year-old Vietnam war veteran, was defending his grandson from an intruder beating the child.
Black coming to officers, raising the flashlight, and Aurora Police Officer Drew Limbaugh firing three times.
WARNING: Graphic footage below.
WARNING: Graphic footage below. Released by Aurora Police after consulting with the family.
Chief Metz has released the following statement today, December 3, 201
"On July 30, 2018, Aurora Police officers were involved in a tragic incident where Richard" Gary "Black was shot by police Officers responded to reports of an intruder attacking a child Officers then saw a man with a gun and a flashlight in hand what was Mr. Black and he just shot the intruder who was viciously attacking his grandson.
Judicial District Attorney's office, who issued a "declination" letter earlier today, which can be found here. The District Attorney has been convicted of filing criminal charges against the officer.
We understand the public's interest in this tragic case. The Department weighs this along with its responsibility to protect the child victim, as well as the family's privacy interests.
The officer who shot Mr. Black is currently in a non-enforcement role. This is a heartbreaking and tragic incident.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with Mr. Black's family and those involved. "