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Update: Video released showing OIS where driver attempted to flee drug investigation


Mitchell Byars
Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.

Louisville police have issued an arrest warrant for the man who was shot by an officer last month while allegedly trying to escape in a pickup truck.

Nicholas Moses, 25, will face charges of felony menacing, criminal mischief, obstructing a police officer, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, driving under revocation and drug possession.

Moses’s father, John, who was a passenger in the vehicle, also faces two drug-possession charges.

Both men already are in custody at the Jefferson County Detention Center on unrelated warrants. The younger Moses’s warrant carries a $25,000 bond, while his father is being held on $10,000 bond, according to the Louisville Police Department.

Court dates will be set once the two are formally booked on the new charges.

Police said both men were sitting in a pickup truck when Louisville Cpl. Joe Lamb and Officer Ben Himes responded to a call of suspicious people and possible drug activity at the Village Square Shopping Center in the 500 block of South Boulder Road on the evening of June 7.

According to the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, Moses was told numerous times to exit the vehicle, and he initially complied. He walked backward with his hands up before running back to the truck and crashing it into Lamb’s police vehicle while trying to drive away.

Himes, who had been talking to Moses’s father in the passenger seat, shot Moses with a stun gun as Lamb struggled with Moses through the driver-side window.

The stun gun failed to stop Moses, who reversed the pickup truck into a tree and then accelerated forward. At that point, Lamb fired seven shots into the truck, hitting Moses twice in the arm and killing a dog inside the truck.

Witnesses told investigators the truck was not driving toward either of the officers at the time of the shooting.

Police found heroin and fentanyl inside the vehicle, and Moses admitted to police he was at the location to buy more drugs, though he said he was not under the influence at the time of the shooting.

District Attorney Michael Dougherty cleared Lamb of any wrongdoing in the shooting, though the Louisville Police Department is conducting its own investigation.

Mitchell Byars: 303-473-1329, byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars


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  1. Stupid cops justify shooting a perp in possession of drugs because he was fleeing the scene AWAY from the cop? It’s getting old how fast they are to pull tge trigger for things like this.


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