NARRATIVE: On 05/03/13 at about 6:50 p.m. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) responded to the 400 block of Spring Grove Avenue, Highlands Ranch, CO, in reference to an adult male that sustained a gun-shot wound (GSW).
Through the investigation it was learned that three adult male parties (known to each other) were working on a vehicle at a residence and a gun was in the trunk of that vehicle. The victim was in the rear seat of the vehicle, while one party was in the trunk and a third party (later identified as an off duty Boulder Police Officer and owner of the vehicle and gun) was also seated in the rear seat of the vehicle. While working on the vehicle, the male in the trunk unintentionally shot the male in the rear seat.
DCSO has completed our investigation and found no probable cause to believe a crime was committed and therefore have closed the case.