Attorney: Corrections officer fired during deadly brawl
DENVER (AP) -
An attorney says a Colorado Department of Corrections officer fired his gun during a weekend brawl at a Denver motorcycle show that left one dead and seven others injured.
John C. Whitfield said Sunday that the corrections officer fired in self-defense during the melee. He would not identify the officer but said he was not in police custody as of Sunday night.
Attorneys for two biker groups are blaming each other for instigating the Saturday afternoon clash. Whitfield says the officer was a member of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club, which is made up mostly of police and military.
He would not say whether the officer fired the fatal shot.
Attorney Stephen Stubbs says the man killed was a member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club.
Police said they have made no arrests. A Department of Corrections spokeswoman did not immediately return calls for comment.
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