DA files charges in Commerce City police shooting

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Posted 12/31/69

BRIGHTON -- A 27-year-old Commerce City man faces first-degree and attempted first-degree murder after an Aug. 3 incident near Fairfax Park.

The 17th Judicial District Office filed the charges …

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DA files charges in Commerce City police shooting

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BRIGHTON -- A 27-year-old Commerce City man faces first-degree and attempted first-degree murder after an Aug. 3 incident near Fairfax Park.

The 17th Judicial District Office filed the charges against Andrew Reineke Aug. 16. His next court appearance is at 9 a.m. Oct. 15 in Adams County District Court Division G. The DA also filed first-degree assault, menacing and crime of violence charges.

Authorities said Reineke shot and killed a 65-year-old man before taking a shot at a Commerce City police officer. A statement from Commerce City officials said six officers shot Reineke several times. Reineke went to an area hospital for treatment of several gunshot wounds.

The original call was for shots fired in the 77100 block of Grape Street. Officers found the deceased  victim when they arrived at the scene. Officers then found a potential suspect in the 6900 block of Fairfax Drive. A city statement said while officers were talking to that person, another man started shooting at officers.

A bullet struck an officer's sleeve; no officers were injured. Detectives searched the area for additional suspects but found none.








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