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No charges filed against Colorado trooper for fatal shooting

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A district attorney says no charges will be filed against a Colorado State Patrol trooper involved in a fatal earlier shooting this month.

The Daily Sentinel reports Twenty First Judicial District Attorney Dan Rubinstein announced that Trooper Jason Wade will not face charges for killing 33-year-old Jayson Thompson. Authorities say Thompson ran toward Wade with a knife on a roadside near Grand Junction May 9.

Rubinstein determined Wade acted in self-defense based on video and audio evidence and witness interviews. An investigation found Thompson pulled a knife from his waistband and Wade shot him when Thompson lunged at the trooper.

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