ADAMS COUNTY - Sources tell 9Wants to Know a man shot and killed by an Adams County deputy Friday was running from him after a traffic stop.
The reasons for the traffic stop have not been released and it’s not clear why the man ran.
The shooting was reported shortly before 12 p.m. near 88th Avenue and Interstate 76, not far from the Mile High Flea Market.
9Wants to Know listened the radio traffic from the time of the pursuit and confirmed that it was in fact from the incident. In it, a deputy who appears to be running, said, “he’s running west-bound on Dalia and 88th.”
“I don’t know if he’s armed,” the deputy said over the radio.
“Do we have charges on this party other than traffic?” another person is heard asking.
“Not that I can tell, there is something in the system about a warrant and firearms and explosives,” the deputy who sounded like he was running said.
A source explained that last piece of information to 9NEWS, saying when the officer checked the driver in his computer system, a letter from a firearms dealer came up, which essentially said the man was not allowed to purchase a firearm.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said the man killed was white and in his 30s.
So far, no other information on the reasons for the shooting has been released, including whether or not the man had a weapon.
The sheriff’s office said the deputy sustained some minor injuries. The deputy is on paid administrative leave, a standard procedure in cases like this.
A Critical Incident Team is handling an investigation into the shooting. 9NEWS will update the story when more information will become available.
OIS in involving @AdamsCoSheriff Deputy area of 88th Ave and I76 WM Subject pronounced DOA Investgation by Critical Incident Team underway.— Adams Sheriff's Page (@AdamsCoSheriff) September 22, 2017
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