Cañon City police chief says no bodycam video exists in Dalton Buckholz death – The Denver Post

Cañon City Police Chief John Schick said that no bodycam video exists related to the May 1 shooting death of 28-year-old Dalton Lee Buckholz.

Buckholz died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds sustained during an encounter with two Cañon City Police Department officers in the 3000 Block of U.S. 50

The Daily Record received Schick’s response to the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act request for the video footage Wednesday.

He said the two involved CCPD officers were on duty at the time of this incident.

More detailed information on the circumstances leading up to the event has not yet been released.

According to the autopsy report prepared by Dr. Emily Russell of the El Paso County Coroner’s Office, Buckholz sustained four gunshot wounds: one to the neck, one to the left chest, one to his right thumb and one to his right ring finger.

The autopsy report states that the gunshot wounds on the right hand may represent one or more re-entrance(s) of the gunshot wounds of the neck and left chest.

There was no evidence of close-range firing for any of the wounds. No soot, stippling or muzzle imprint was located on the body.

In a press release May 2, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation stated that the circumstances regarding the shooting were under investigation and the two officers had been placed on administrative leave.

According to CBI, officers made contact with the driver of a black 1999 Infiniti at 10 p.m. on U.S. 50 near the Quality Inn.

At some point during the incident, according to CBI, shots were fired by the two members of the department. Members of the CCPD were not injured.

The driver, Buckholz, died on scene. An unidentified 20-year-old male passenger of the vehicle also was shot, and authorities stated that he was expected to survive his injuries.

Linda Stanley, the District Attorney for the 11th Judicial District, said she received the entire autopsy report less than a week ago.

“I have not looked at anything because I wanted to wait until I had everything,” she said in an email to the Daily Record on Tuesday. “I expect to be able to begin reviewing it this week.”

She said there is no timeline on when a decision needs to be made regarding any potential charges, however, she will do her best to make a decision as quickly as she can.

The CCPD said Tuesday it will not be releasing any information at this time as it is still an active investigation.

— This article was updated to reflect that the two officers who were involved in this case were on duty at the time of the incident. 

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