PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — An armed man who tried to steal cars from multiple people, including an off-duty sheriff’s deputy, died after an officer-involved shooting Sunday night, police said. The deputy fired at the 35-year-old suspect when he tried to carjack the deputy’s vehicle, police said.
An officer who arrived during that attempted carjacking also fired at the suspect, police said.READ MORE: Denver Public Safety Manager Murphy Robinson Accuses City Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca's Chief Of Staff Of Discriminating Against A White Staff Member
The man died at the scene. The deputy and the officer were not injured.
The suspect allegedly first stole a 2004 Dodge truck after hitting the victim with a handgun.
After officers found the truck and were investigating that theft, the suspect allegedly got away in a black Cadillac Escalade but it was disabled after a short chase, police said.
The suspect then tried to steal two more vehicles, including the one driven by the off-duty Pueblo County sheriff’s deputy.
The man was carrying an AR-15 style rifle, police said.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and team of law enforcement agencies from the 10th Judicial District were investigating the shooting.MORE NEWS: Boulder, Fox And Aggie Theaters Ask For Proof Of COVID Vaccine Or Negative COVID Test
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