Watch CBS News

Grand County Sheriff Cleared In Burglary Shooting

GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)- A grand jury has decided not to indict the Grand County Sheriff for shooting a burglary suspect.

Tabernash shooting
The scene of the shooting (credit: CBS)

Sheriff Brett Schroetlin shot and wounded 20-year-old Conor James Maclaird on Sept. 15 after a robbery was reported at a liquor store in Tabernash.

Schroetlin said the suspect pulled a knife so he opened fire, striking Maclaird several times.

The grand jury cleared the sheriff on Thursday but indicted Maclaird on charges of assault and theft.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.