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Aurora vigil held for Peyton Blitstein

Aurora vigil held for Peyton Blitstein

Peyton Blitstein was killed after an argument over alleged careless driving in a neighborhood in Aurora.

AURORA, Colo. — Dozens of individuals gathered Sunday afternoon to recollect the 17-year-old shot and killed by a former Greenwood Village police officer. 

Peyton Blitstein was killed Nov. 24 after an argument over what police describe as alleged “careless driving” in a neighborhood in Aurora.

As prosecutors resolve whether or not to cost the person who shot him, Peyton’s household and mates mourn his loss.

“It’s been horrible,” mentioned Todd Blitstein, Peyton’s father. “I’ve been within the unknown for too lengthy. Hopefully we now have a solution quickly.”

As Blitstein mourns, he’s left ready and questioning if the person who killed Peyton can be charged in his loss of life.

“It’s actually simply an emotional rollercoaster,” Blitstein mentioned. “One minute you’re OK after which the subsequent minute you’re on the kitchen ground making an attempt to get assist to rise up.”

The questions nonetheless want solutions. However on a chilly afternoon in Aurora, remembering Peyton introduced some consolation to family and friends.

“I used to be like, there’s no approach he’s gone. I used to be simply with him yesterday,” mentioned Tcko Terroens, who mentioned he was greatest mates with Peyton. “We at all times clicked with one another. We had been at all times there for one another.”

Peyton was killed by a former Greenwood Village police officer. Police are nonetheless working to determine who the first aggressor was on this case and whether or not 36-year-old Adam Holen will face any expenses. Holen was additionally shot when {the teenager} took out his personal gun. 

RELATED: Teen dies after he and former officer shoot one another, police say

9NEWS requested Blitstein if he knew his son had a gun. He informed us he cannot discuss in regards to the investigation.

“In the event that they do the investigation and Peyton was unsuitable, Peyton was unsuitable. And he paid the final word sacrifice. But when he didn’t and the opposite individual was unsuitable, we wish to see justice,” Blitstein mentioned. “Hopefully we get solutions and we’re good.”

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