DENVER - Denver police are looking for an older model Jeep Cherokee in connection a deputy-involved shooting early Wednesday morning.

Sonny Jackson, a Denver Police Department Public Information Officer, said a Denver County Sheriff's Deputy fired his weapon after another vehicle approached the deputy at a high rate of speed just before 3:30 a.m.


Jackson said in their initial investigation of the incident it appears the deputy was on his way to work when he pulled over on Colfax Avenue near I-25 to speak to a citizen, there was some kind of confrontation and the citizen left in a vehicle. The citizen then came back towards the deputy in the vehicle at a high rate of speed. The deputy felt threatened and fired his weapon at the vehicle.

All lanes of Colfax Avenue were closed at Interstate 25 for hours.

Police are looking for green, older model Jeep Cherokee withtemporarytags. The rear window displayed a sticker in the shape of an "O." There is a possibility that the vehicle may have sustained damage due to the shooting.

The driver is described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s with a thin face. He may have had a mustache and goatee. The man was wearing a black colored beanie hat.

It is not known if the person in the vehicle is injured and it is not known why the deputy pulled over to talk to the citizen.

If you have information regarding this incident, please call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).