GOLDEN, Colo. – A man accused of killing a Colorado police officer made a virtual court appearance from jail on Tuesday to hear formal charges filed against him.

Sonny Almanza, 31, faces first-degree murder charges in the Sept. 11 killing of Arvada Police Officer Dillon Vakoff, 27. The law enforcement officer was shot while he and another officer responded to a family disturbance that spilled into a street outside a housing complex.

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