DA: Westminster officers who killed bank robbers were justified | SkyHiNews.com

DA: Westminster officers who killed bank robbers were justified

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) – A Denver-area prosecutor says police were justified when they fired more than 100 rounds at a couple gunned down after a bank robbery in November.

Adams County District Attorney Don Quick says all the officers pursuing 35-year-old Christian Benshoof and 25-year-old Ashley Johnson were faced with deadly force. Authorities say the two fired at police as they led them on a chase that reached speeds of 100 mph.

Quick says two Westminster police were hit.

Benshoof, who was driving the car, was shot nine times. Johnson, who was in the back seat of the car, was also hit nine times.

Authorities say the couple robbed a Westminster bank of $8,400.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grand County make the Sky-Hi News' work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User