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Man killed in police shooting in LaSalle identified

Police responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle near the Family Dollar store – officers made contact with the man and shot him.
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LA SALLE, Colo. — A man was shot and killed Wednesday night by officers in LaSalle after police responded to reports of a suspicious car near the Family Dollar store. 

LaSalle Police responded to the area around 5:05 p.m. near 165 South 2nd St. and made contact with the man, according to a release from the Greeley Police Department.

When officers arrived, they found a 38-year-old man in the car. The release said officers shot the man, later identified as Juston Michael Reffel of Gilcrest. 

Reffel was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

At this time, it's unclear why officers shot him. 

Courts records show Reffel was wanted on four outstanding warrants including a theft charge, and a parole violation.

Leading the investigation into the shooting is the 19th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT). 

Police are asking anyone with information related to this incident and has not already spoken to law enforcement to contact Detective Mike Prill at 970-350-9532 or mike.prill@greeleypd.com.  

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