Two Denver police officers who shot and killed a man with a handgun will not face criminal charges in the fatal police shooting.
On Sept. 9, Officers Kyle Saunier and Lynnea Vento fired shots at Antonio Blackbear, 41, according to a decision letter posted Monday about the shooting from Denver District Attorney Beth McCann to Police Chief Paul Pazen.
Police had received 911 calls about Blackbear threatening people with a gun, which turned out to be a a “replica airsoft pistol” resembling a Glock 9mm, at the RTD light rail stations at Colfax and Auraria, and 10th and Osage.
The officers responded and spotted Blackbear with the gun in his hand near the intersection of West 10th Avenue and Inca Street. Blackbear told two people in a Ford SUV to get out of their vehicle as he pointed the gun at them, officials said.
Saunier and Vento, in the same