Denver officers tried to frisk a suspect three times, even knocking a knife from his waistband, but failed to find a gun the suspect allegedly used to shoot at the officers, reports KMGH-TV. Luckily, the District Attorney says the suspect's gun jammed during the shootout.
Authorities said Isaac Vigil, 32, opened fire as he was exiting the back seat of a patrol car outside the District 4 Police Station on May 14. An officer returned fire, wounding Vigil.
While the District Attorney determined the officers were not legally at fault for shooting Vigil, the Denver Police Department's internal investigation is ongoing, pending the criminal case against Vigil.