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Ex-cop Adam Holen arrested for murder in teen Peyton Blitstein’s death

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – A former police officer is charged the shooting death of a teenager was officially charged with murder.

According to the 18th District Attorney’s office, 36-year-old Adam Holen has been charged with:

  • 1 count of second degree murder (2nd Class Crime),
  • 1 count of intimidation (Felony Class 5),
  • 1 number of uses of a prohibited weapon (Category 2 misdemeanor), and
  • 2 violent criminals strengthen the sentence.

The DA’s office announced the charges on Wednesday. Holen was arrested, according to the Aurora Police Department.

Court records show the bond was set at $50,000. A court date has not been set for Wednesday afternoon.

Holen resigned from the Greenwood Village Police Department a few weeks before the incident, according to a copy of the November 1 resignation letter obtained by FOX31. The letter also listed his address as being near the area where the shooting took place.

Holen allegedly shot and killed 17-year-old Peyton Blitstein, which police describe as a gun exchange between the two on Wednesday, November 24.

The APD said it began as a confrontation between Holen and a group of teenagers, including Blitstein, over a reckless driving incident in the 3900 block of South Addison Way.

Home surveillance video recorded the incident. Blitstein is dead, and Holen was treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

https://kdvr.com/news/local/ex-cop-surrenders-on-murder-charge-in-teens-death/ Ex-cop Adam Holen arrested for murder in teen Peyton Blitstein’s death

JACLYN DIAZ

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