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AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The police officer who shot and killed a career criminal who cut off his ankle tracking monitor has retained a lawyer and has not yet told his full story.

Naeschylus Vinzant (credit: Aurora Police Department) Naeschylus Vinzant (credit: Aurora Police Department)

The officer’s name has not been released. Authorities say last Friday the officer fired at and fatally wounded Naeschylus Vinzant at East 12th Avenue and Memphis Street.

“One gunshot and then they cuffed him and rolled him over and searched him and did CPR on him,” said Beverly Barnhardt.

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Barnhardt lives close to the intersection where the shooting happened. She told CBS4 she and her neighbors are still talking about the violent incident.

“I don’t know what made them shoot him,” Barnhardt said.

Police said in a news conference on Monday afternoon that Vinzant, 37, was unarmed at the time of the shooting. They said he was shot in…

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