Crime and Punishment

Police kill machete wielding man at University of Colorado athletic center


From Daily Camera:

Two police officers shot and killed a machete-wielding suspect inside the Champions Center at the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field on Wednesday morning, a move police said was in the “best interest” of the campus after the man refused to drop his weapon.

Following an altercation outside, the suspect — who has not yet been identified publicly — followed a patient into the sports-medicine facility, campus police said at an afternoon news conference.

A source close to the investigation told the Daily Camera that the suspect was a white male in his early 20s who appeared to be a “religious zealot of some kind” and who had been overheard talking about “looking for sinners.” He has been tentatively ID’d as a recently discharged U.S. Marine, the source said.

The source said the suspect approached a woman sitting in her car in the parking lot outside the Champions Center and wrote a message referring to the Ten Commandments on the vehicle.

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