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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – An Adams County deputy shot and killed a suspected drunk driver Monday evening.

Authorities said a witness called in about a drunk driver in the area of 142nd and Quebec at approximately 6 p.m. When the deputy arrived on scene he found a vehicle in the ditch.

The driver then allegedly got out and crouched near his car with a container of beer. After that police say the man pointed a gun at one of the deputies.

The deputy then fired twice and killed the man.

The names of the suspect and deputy haven’t been released.

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