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Steamboat Springs Police Department officer Kiel Petkoff shows jurors Friday the handgun that was fired into a bar in June 2012. Petkoff was the first witness called to testify during the Steven Torres attempted first-degree murder trial.

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Steamboat public defender argues man charged with attempted murder 'shot to scare'

The defense strategy became clear during opening statements Friday at the attempted-murder trial of Steven Torres. Public Defender Sheryl Uhlmann told the jury, “The shot that Mr. Torres fired at the Tap House bar was a shot to scare. It wasn’t a shot to kill.”

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