Man shot on I-70 in Garfield County: Extremely high on meth, armed

Man shot on I-70 in Garfield County: Extremely high on meth, armed
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By RANDY ESSEX

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County deputies Justin Wareham and Lester Gherardini were justified in the February shooting death of Brian Fritze after a chase on Interstate 70, 9th Judicial District Attorney Sherry Caloia said in a letter this week to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Fritze was armed with a loaded handgun and had an extraordinarily high level of methamphetamine in his system when the deputies simultaneously opened fire with AR-15 rifles, Caloia’s letter and an autopsy report made public Tuesday said. “We commend the deputies for their dogged actions to this quickly evolving situation,” Caloia wrote. “The deputies reasonably …

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