PARACHUTE, Colo. (CBS4)– A domestic violence suspect was shot and killed after a pursuit along Interstate 70 on Tuesday after deputies said he held a gun to his head and refused to follow orders.
Deputies responded to a felony domestic violence call in the Parachute area on Tuesday afternoon. They spotted the suspect vehicle about 4:15 p.m. and deputies attempted to stop the driver.
The vehicle got onto I-70 at mile marker 81 and continued to drive about 25 miles, to mile marker 106. where the Colorado State Patrol had set up spikes on the interstate.
The vehicle hit the spikes and slowed from speeds that had exceeded 95 miles per hour and exited at mile marker 109. The vehicle went up the exit ramp and then started back onto the entrance ramp but stopped before getting back on I-70.
The suspect got out of the vehicle while holding a gun to his head. He was ordered to stop but continued towards the interstate with the gun and failed to follow orders given by deputies. Shots were fired and the suspect was hit.
He was rushed to the Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs where he was later pronounced dead. The suspect’s name has not been released.
No deputies or officers were hurt in the pursuit. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.
Eastbound lanes of I-70 were closed during the investigation and evidence gathering.