University of Colorado Officer Cleared in Hospital Shooting

BOULDER, Colo. – A police officer has been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a man who threatened to detonate a bomb inside a Boulder hospital. The Boulder County district attorney’s office said April 9 that University of Colorado police Cpl. Matt DeLaria was justified in the March 17 shooting of 32-year-old Terrance Baughman.

The shooting occurred after a four-hour standoff in the hospital lobby. Prior to the single lethal round being fired, several rounds of less-than-lethal munitions were used in an attempt to subdue the suspect.

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