THORNTON - Family members of the suspect shot and killed by Thornton police Friday night identify him as 31-year-old Jamie Ceballos.
Police say they confronted Ceballos in the 2600 block of East 98th place and they say he was armed with a knife and bat.
When he refused to drop the weapons police say they were forced to use a Taser on him.
According to investigators the Taser wasn't effective and that's when Ceballos was shot. He later died at the hospital.
In an exclusive interview with Ceballos's wife, Quianna Vigil, she says she called 911. Vigil says she and her husband were fighting and admits that he was drinking. Vigil says her husband grabbed a bat and was concerned that he would break something in their house.
"What I wanted them to make him do basically was make him leave for the night for him to cool down for me to cool down and at the very least for him to go to jail," Vigil said.
But when police arrived, they say Ceballos started walking towards them with a knife and a bat. Investigators say they asked him several times to drop his weapons. When he didn't, officers fired a Taser.
Officer Matt Barnes with the Thornton Police Department says when the Taser was ineffective, officers shot the suspect.
Vigil says her husband never had a knife and was not taking his depression medicine.
The incident is being investigated by the Adams County Critical Incident Team. The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave.
Ceballos has a lengthy criminal history, including multiple DUIs and assault charges.
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