DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says a man is dead after an officer-involved shooting on Saturday evening. Deputies responded to Interstate 25 at Happy Canyon Road shortly after 6 p.m. in reference to a man with a gun.
Sheriff’s officials said the suspect died at the scene.
No deputies were injured and authorities said there’s no danger to the community.
The Critical Incident Response Team was on scene at 7:30 p.m. and an investigation is ongoing. The Douglas County Coroner will work to positively identify the suspect.
In a tweet, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said per office policy, the deputies involved will be placed on administrative leave.
The I-25 ramp at Happy Canyon Road was closed in both directions. There was no estimated time for reopening.
Update #HappyCanyonOIS The main entrance into the Happy Canyon neighborhood east of I25, will remain closed for unknown amt of time. Residents needing to leave should use the emergency exit to the south of the subdivision. A code red was sent to residents. https://t.co/68tZdlZ3fb
— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) April 4, 2021
The sheriff’s office said the main entrance into the Happy Canyon neighborhood is closed due to the shooting investigation and residents need to use the emergency exit to the south of the subdivision. They were being notified of this through a code red alert.
The closure was expected to last several hours into the night.