KUSA – A woman was shot to death by Adams County sheriff's deputies Thursday morning after allegedly pointing a firearm at law enforcement, the Sheriff's Office said.
According to Sgt. Jim Morgan with the Adams County Sheriff's Office, two deputies noticed a suspicious vehicle near the 1100 block of West 69th Avenue in unincorporated Adams County.
When deputies started talking with those inside, a woman inside pointed a gun at officers who immediately started firing into the vehicle at the woman, Morgan said.
There was also a man and a juvenile girl in the vehicle as well. The girl was taken to a local hospital with injuries that weren't believed to be life-threatening, Morgan said. The man in the vehicle wasn't hurt - he was taken to a Sheriff's Office substation for questioning.
The shooting occurred in the parking lot of an apartment complex at West 69th Avenue and North Pecos Street just before 11 a.m.
Morgan said the woman killed by deputies will be identified by the Adams County Coroner's Office.
A male who was also in the vehicle with the two other suspects is being questioned by police, McIntosh said.
The Critical Incident Team is in the process of investigating the shooting. The deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave.
A Sheriff's Office spokesperson at the scene wouldn’t say why the vehicle the suspects were inside was considered suspicious by the two deputies.