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Man shot and killed during deputy involved shooting, identified

The Douglas County Coroner has identified the man as 23-year-old Samuel Yeager.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — The Douglas County Coroner's Office has identified 23-year-old Samuel Yeager as the man shot and killed during an incident with Douglas County deputies, Saturday night.

Yeager was shot and killed following an interaction with Douglas County sheriff's deputies near Interstate 25 and Happy Canyon Road, according to a tweet from the sheriff's office (DCSO).

Deputies responded to Happy Canyon Road near the highway around 6:15 p.m. Saturday for a report of a man with a gun. That's about three miles north of Castle Rock.

Body camera footage (below) released by DCSO shows deputies instructing Yeager to put his gun down multiple times. Yeager did not respond to requests from deputies and instead laid on his stomach on the ground, pointed his gun at deputies and began shooting.

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No deputies were injured, according to DCSO. Those involved will be placed on administrative leave which is standard protocol.

The on and off-ramps to both directions of the interstate were closed for hours during the investigation.

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