Anti-Gang Activist Found Not Guilty In Shooting Case

(Photo: Courtesy Denver Police Department)
<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">T</span>errance Roberts in police custody after the shooting on Sept. 20, 2013.</p>
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Terrance Roberts in police custody after the shooting on Sept. 20, 2013.

A jury acquitted Terrance Roberts after less than two days of deliberations. Roberts was charged with first-degree attempted murder and first degree assault. Roberts shot Hasan Jones outside a Boys and Girls Club in 2013. Jones survived.

Roberts argued the shooting was in self-defense, and that he feared for his safety after members of his former gang, the Bloods, accused him of being a snitch. Roberts left the gang some 10 years ago.

Since then he’s worked as an organizer and activist in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood.