Posted: Jul 23, 2011 10:38 AM by AP Posted by James H Egbert
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man accused of shooting a Rifle police officer who was investigating a report of domestic violence is due to be arraigned Aug. 9.
A judge ruled at a preliminary hearing Wednesday that there's enough evidence to put 53-year-old Phillip Amonette on trial on charges that he tried to kill officer Garrett Duncan on Oct. 22.
Police say Duncan saw Amonette with a gun that night and that Amonette allegedly ignored orders to drop it. Officer Dewey Ryan says he saw Amonette shoot Duncan once before Ryan returned fire.
Duncan was wearing a bulletproof vest and survived.
Amonette is jailed on a $1 million bond. The Post Independent reports his attorney has suggested there is evidence to undermine prosecutors' allegations.
Information from: Post Independent,
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