DA refers Tabernash shooting to Grand Jury

HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS – District Attorney Brett Barkey announced in a press release at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, “I have asked the 14th Judicial District’s Grand Jury to investigate the September 15, 2015 incident in Tabernash where Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin shot and wounded a suspect who is alleged to have attacked him with a knife.”

The release also say that Colorado law requires the DA to announce when an officer-involved shooting is referred to a grand jury. Aside from that general announcement, under Colorado law grand jury proceedings are secret, the release says.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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