Pueblo deputies cleared in killing of bank robbery suspect

Posted at 6:41 AM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 08:41:09-04

Two Pueblo County deputies have been cleared after a shooting that involved a suspected bank robber.
District Attorney Jeff Chostner decided the deputies acted in self-defense and in defense of others when they shot 66-year-old Dennis Flowers in August of 2017.
Deputies were searching for Flowers on the day of the shooting because he had a warrant out for his arrest for allegedly robbing the ENT Credit Union in Rye.
They later found him inside a trailer home,  where deputies say the man a move toward a window and reached into his covered waistband.
Investigators said when Flowers turned around he pointed a gun at the officers. The deputies then fired their weapons at Flowers, killing the man.