shootings

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Gov. Polis meets with family of Colorado Springs teen De’Von Bailey, who was fatally shot by police in August

Jared Polis has called for a voluntary, independent investigation to be conducted into the shooting, but not exercised his power to force one

Uber driver’s lawyer says he fatally shot Denver passenger in self-defense

Prosecutors allege that Michael Hancock planned to kill his Uber passenger

Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published

STEM School guard who accidentally shot student while trying to stop May attack wasn’t supposed to be armed

The Colorado Sun learned of the school's stipulation to BOSS High Level Security through an open records request. The guard's possession of a gun during the May 7 mass shooting may have violated Douglas County School District policy.

News Primary category in which blog post is published

Life in Americas’ public-shooting-era: “You can’t just not go”

Colorado has seen its share of public mass shootings, from the 2012 Aurora theater shooting to a 2015 attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

A slain deputy. A political brawl. A school shooting: How Sheriff Tony Spurlock is handling years of turmoil

Spurlock, the target of a recall effort, says the past several years have been the most trying of his 40-year career in law enforcement. “I’d be OK if I forgot it,” he says of some of the trauma.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Will Colorado follow other states in enacting a gun-storage law after the STEM School shooting? Those conversations are happening

Democratic state legislators in Colorado are looking at ways to prevent guns from getting into the hands of those who shouldn’t have them, especially children

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

“There wasn’t a whole lot that was going through my mind”: Teen called mom while subduing Highlands Ranch school shooter

Joshua Jones, an 18-year-old senior at STEM School Highlands Ranch, said during a news conference Tuesday he was watching "The Princess Bride" in his British literature class when a classmate pulled a gun and told everyone to stay still

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Six big takeaways from The Colorado Sun’s forum with Gov. Jared Polis and top state lawmakers

The politicians discussed everything from how to improve Colorado’s vaccination rate to their reactions to the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting and the resignation Sunday of state Rep. Rochelle Galindo