The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office has released the name of the man shot and killed by an Aurora police officer over the weekend.
Troy Michael Jacques, 41, was pulled over near East Smoky Hill Road and South Chambers Road on Saturday because police identified him as a suspect in a road rage incident from the night before.
At this time, according to Aurora Police, Jacques got out of the car and started moving toward the officers.
Jacques allegedly refused officers' verbal commands to stop and instead walked back toward his vehicle. One of the officers then tried to physically stop him, but Jacques then produced a handgun and pointed it at the officer.
The officer then shot Jacques, killing him.
The officer who shot Jacques, according to Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz, has been with APD for 5 years and has an excellent reputation. He's been placed on paid leave, per routine, as the investigation continues.
Metz said he won't be releasing his name at this time.
In a press conference on Monday, Metz wouldn't elaborate on the suspect's criminal record, but did say he had priors in other parts of the state and country.