Two Colorado sheriff’s deputies have been indicted by a county grand jury in the death of Christian Glass, a 22-year-old man who was shot in his car after calling 911 amid what his mother called a nervous breakdown .
A grand jury filed an indictment on Wednesday against Clear Creek County Sheriff’s deputies Andrew Buen and Kyle Gould, the office of Fifth Judicial District Attorney Heidi McCollum said in a press release.
Buen was charged with first-degree murder, official misconduct and reckless endangerment, while Gould was hit with counts of negligent homicide and reckless endangerment.
The allegations stem from a shooting that occurred on June 11 in the small mountain town of Silver Plume after Glass called 911 for roadside assistance. His SUV had become stuck on an embankment, trapping him on the desolate road.
Body camera videos show Glass repeatedly refusing to leave his vehicle, telling deputies he is “terrified” without offering further explanation. After more than an hour of negotiations, police said Glass was uncooperative, so they broke in the passenger window and retrieved a knife from the vehicle.
Glass appeared to panic and reached for another knife in the car, prompting officers to shoot, authorities said.
Buen and Gould were also fired from the department on Wednesday.
With News Wire Services