Former Colorado officer charged with killing teen after both allegedly shot at each other

An argument began over reckless driving in the neighborhood, police said

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A former Colorado police officer who allegedly shot and killed a teenager following an argument over reckless driving has been charged with murder, prosecutors said Wednesday. 

Adam Holen, 36, was arrested this week in connection with the Nov. 24 shooting of a 17-year-old boy in Aurora. He faces charges of second-degree murder, prohibited use of a weapon, and menacing. 

Adam Holen, 36, a former Colorado police officer, is charged with killing a 17-year-old boy in November. 

Adam Holen, 36, a former Colorado police officer, is charged with killing a 17-year-old boy in November.  (Aurora Police Department)

Holen resigned from the Greenwood Village Police Department weeks before the shooting, Fox Denver reported. 

Investigators said the deadly incident started as an argument between Holen and a group of teens over careless driving in the neighborhood. During the scuffle, Holen and the victim produced firearms, police said. 

Aurora police vehicle.

Aurora police vehicle. (Aurora Police Department)

They fired upon each other, authorities said. In the weeks since, investigators said they needed time to determine who the aggressor was. 

Home surveillance captured the shooting. 

Holen was released from the Aurora Detention Center on a $50,000 bond. He is not employed by any other law enforcement agency. 

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