ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — A suspect has died following an officer-involved shooting in Arapahoe County Thursday, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office (ACSO).
ACSO said the incident took place at a Days Inn in the 9700 block of East Geddes Avenue, which is near South Clinton Street and East Dry Creek Road and located just east of Interstate 25.
Two deputies at about 3:15 p.m. were watching a parked stolen vehicle in the parking lot, when a suspect entered the car at about 3:45 p.m., ACSO said.
In an attempt to flee, ACSO said the suspect backed into a patrol car, which was positioned behind the stolen vehicle. ACSO said the deputy gave verbal orders for the suspect to get out of the car and show his hands, but the suspect refused and presented a "deadly threat," and was subsequently shot.
The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the names of the deputies at this time. The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Steven Edward Ferguson.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have information pertaining to this case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 720-874-8477.
The 18th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the incident. The deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, in accordance with agency policy.
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