Police Officer Shoots, Kills Suspect In Brighton

BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Adams County investigators are looking into an officer-involved shooting that left one person dead in Brighton.

The incident happened just before 9 p.m. on Saturday. Authorities said a Brighton police officer shot an armed man who was coming at him.

It all started about an hour earlier at a 7-Eleven on East Bridge Street on a call that a man was threatening someone with a gun. By the time officers arrived the man was gone.

shooting map Police Officer Shoots, Kills Suspect In Brighton

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Less than a half hour later there were reports of shots fired and another threatening incident at a Diamond Shamrock on East Bromley Lane. This time an officer spotted a car racing from the scene and chased it when the driver refused to pull over. After stop sticks flattened the suspect’s tires he stopped in the 3200 block of 144th Avenue where police say he got out holding a gun.

Police said the man ignored repeated requests to drop the gun and began walking toward officers when he was shot.

The 36-year-old suspect’s name has not been released.

  • Byron McElhinney

    I was extremely disappointed with your ‘special’ news broadcast. At the beginning you stated ‘coming up’ on this special edition: the Broncos, etc., a boming in Lafayette, a suspect killed in Brighton…

    You saw fit to air the Lafayette Story but after sitting through the entire broadcast, we find out you don’t bother with the Brighton story. A person killed has to be more important than 25 minutes of Bronco coverage!

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