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Monday, September 27, 2010

Man Shoots At Police, States He Thought Officer Was Zombie

The truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction.  In Longmont, CO, 22 year old Brandon Duke is facing charges of first-degree attempted murder, first degree assault, felony menacing, and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.  These are all felonies.  Oh, yeah, and he also faces misdemeanor charges for carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer, and reckless endangerment.

Longmont police officer David Blake was trying to arrest Duke on an outstanding warrant which led to a chase.  Duke told investigators he thought the officer was a zombie and shot at him as a warning because he was trying to protect himself. Blake returned fire striking Duke in the torso and arm.

Duke is pleading "not guilty" by reason of insanity, will undergo psychiatric evaluation, and appear in court on Dec. 3.

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