Video footage has been released in connection to a fatal police shooting in Colorado last year, depicting officers engaging an armed meth user, who had been discharging a firearm in a hotel room that was also occupied by a toddler.
Fort Collins Police Sergeant Justin Gallimore and several other officer were called to an extended stay hotel in October of last year after reports had surfaced of a man shooting into the floor of the second story room, sending shot through the ceiling and into the hotel room below.
Upon arrival, they discovered a woman who said her three-year-old daughter was inside the room with the suspect, identified as 26-year-old George Randall Newman.
Newman was reportedly high on meth at the time, and answered the door with shotgun in hand. After being repeatedly ordered to drop the shotgun (and failing to do so), he was shot twice by Sergeant Gallimore, who placed two 5.56mm rounds into the suspect’s chest, mortally wounding him.
As the concussion and noise from the shooting subsided, the toddler can be heard screaming in the background.
“Get the baby out!” Gallimore ordered.
According to the Daily Mail, the entire incident was cleared as “justified” by the District Attorney.
After the shooting, Newman was linked to the murder of a 66-year-old woman, who had been stabbed to death and partially burned, her body discovered three days after the shooting. At the time of the discovery, she had been dead for about a week.
In the subsequent investigation, officials determined that Newman had killed the woman, stolen her shotgun and attempted to set her body on fire.
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