Deadly Force From Officers During Robbery Ruled Justified
WICHITA, Kan. - A prosecutor says Wichita police were justified in last year's shooting death of a robbery suspect at a Dollar General store. Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston released her report Friday on the killing of DeJuan Colbert, 27.
Three officers responded to a robbery in progress at the store the night of Oct. 30, 2011. The officers reported seeing three men armed with knives and wearing bandanas.
Foulston's report says Colbert raised a steak knife and charged at the officers. All three officers opened fire. An autopsy found Colbert was shot 15 times. Foulston says Colbert's actions posed a "deadly and imminent threat" to police and civilians in the store.
The other two suspects were arrested without incident.