A Colorado mother filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday after police shot and killed her son for allegedly being an active shooter.
On the day he was shot in June 2021, Kathleen Boleyn’s son, John Hurley, pulled out his gun and went after the suspect, Ronald Troyk, and accused Troyk of assaulting and shooting officer Gordon Beasley, according to court records obtained by Fox Television Stations. Is.
Troyke, the documents noted, had “intense hatred of the police.”
Bolen filed a complaint in Colorado District Court against Craig Brownlow, head of the Arvada Police Department’s Police Link Strait and former APD officer.
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“Instead of defending himself, Mr. Hurley hurried out of the shop, pulled out a hidden carry pistol from his waistband and ran to the shooter,” according to the lawsuit.
Court documents further state that after he was shot five times and killed, Harley took Troy’s AR-15 and removed the magazine.
Seeing Hurley with Troy’s gun, Brownlow shot and killed Good Samaritan.
Bolen’s complaint alleges that Brownlow “decided he needed to remove the man wearing the red T-shirt without warning immediately.”
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“Officer Brownlow saw that Mr. Hurley was completely stable,” the documents added. “An active shooter might be going to the target.”
“Without Johnny’s intervention, it is impossible to say how many lives Troik would have taken,” Bolen’s lawyers said in a statement at the trial.
Brownlow was later cleared by District Attorney Alexis King after the officer claimed he thought Hurley was reloading the rifle or trying to repair it.
King praised Brownlow and said Hurley was the second mass shooter.
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“Based on the District Attorney’s findings and after an internal review, the APD found that Officer Brownlow’s actions were consistent with APD policy and procedures,” Detective David Snelling said in a statement on the lawsuit. “APD is not considering changes to its actual training or response protocol at this time.”
“We stand behind every member of the APD. We are confident that any wrongdoing will be resolved in court,” Snelling added.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.