(CBS4) – An officer-involved shooting happened on Thursday afternoon on an Interstate 76 off-ramp that left one man dead. Officials with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the shooting happened at Sheridan Boulevard and I-76.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect pulled a gun on a deputy and fired shots. The suspect has been identified as a 33-year-old white male. They said there is no threat to the public.
Copter4 video showed a large police presence at the scene of the shooting.
Again. Media staging in parking lot, NE corner of 52nd and Sheridan. pic.twitter.com/Gd0eZCrGcU
— Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) September 2, 2021
“It was somebody driving by who called in that someone was standing next to a motorcycle and waving a gun around,” said Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Karlyn Tilley. “We are very grateful to the person who called 911.”
When a deputy arrived, the motorcycle was located, unoccupied. During the investigation, a male matching the description of the subject of the 911 call approached a deputy. As the deputy engaged the man in conversation, he pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the deputy. Shots were fired and the suspect was pronounced deceased.
The motorcycle was reported as stolen out of Westminster in February.
SHERIDAN BOULEVARD CLOSURE
Both Directions of Sheridan (Colo 95) are closed between I-76 and 53rd Avenue.
This will be an extended investigation.
— CSP Golden (@csp_golden) September 2, 2021
Authorities closed Sheridan Boulevard between I-76 and 53rd Avenue as part of their investigation. The road surrounding the closure remained closed for several hours.