An 80-year-old man who shot and killed a 23-year-old in a Taco Bell parking lot in Colorado Springs last month will not face charges, the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
The decision came after authorities determined Jack Rogers acted in self-defense following a road rage incident with Jesse Garcia. The incident occurred on July 17, around 2:30 in the afternoon as Rogers was on his way to the Taco Bell. According to reports from The Gazette, Garcia got behind Rogers and began tailgating, and when Rogers pulled into the parking lot, Garcia followed him.
Garcia then proceeded to exit his white Ford Mustang, which he left running with the door open, and approached Rogers, who at the time had his doors closed but his windows open. As Garcia got closer, Rogers gripped a gun he had near the center console.
When Garcia got to Rogers’ vehicle, the