Clear Creek deputies indicted, fired over shooting death of Christian Glass


Christian Glass. (Family photo provided by ...
Christian Glass. (Family photo provided by Rathod Mohamedbhai law firm)

Two Clear Creek County sheriff’s deputies involved in the shooting death of a 22-year-old Boulder man who called for help after crashing his car were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday and fired, authorities said.

The Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office announced the indictment and firing of Andrew Buen and Kyle Gould on Wednesday night, saying, in a news release, that it was “part of a painful but necessary process.”

Court records show Buen, who shot Glass, was indicted on charges of second-degree murder, official misconduct and reckless endangerment. The grand jury indicted Gould on charges of criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangerment.

Christian Glass called 911 on the night of June 10 after crashing his car into an embankment near Silver Plume. Seven officers and deputies from five different law enforcement agencies responded, and spent an hour trying to convince Glass — who was experiencing delusions and paranoia — to exit his vehicle.

Glass had told a dispatcher that he had two knives in the car, and offered to throw them out the window, but was told not to. The deputies and officers ultimately decided to break a window to try to remove Glass, and he responded by picking up one of the knives.

Buen shot and killed Glass when he thrust the knife in the direction of an officer standing near the driver’s side backseat window that had been smashed out.

“The shooting death of Christian Glass continues to be a devastating event for Christian’s family, friends, the Clear Creek County community, and the Sheriff’s Office,” Clear Creek County sheriff’s officials said in the Wednesday night news release.


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