Two years ago I was driving my kids to school, and the street was cordoned off one block away from Lesher Middle School. Three police had shot a man point blank in the chest seven times with .45 caliber pistols, for the crime of using a flashlight to see who was banging on his door at midnight.
Fort Collins police shot and killed a man Dec. 8 after he pointed a flashlight at officers trying to arrest him for multiple felony warrants, according to an official report of the incident that says the officers’ actions were justified.
Raymond “Fred” Ault was shot outside an apartment in the 600 block of West Alpert Street about 11 p.m. after he made what police called a “threatening movement” toward officers.
The DA of course cleared the police, because seven shots are needed to stop a light beam.