Man accused of shooting at Boulder County sheriff’s deputy dies

Adrian Shaffer, accused of shooting at a deputy, has died. (Photo: KDVR)

Adrian Shaffer, accused of shooting at a deputy, has died. (Photo: KDVR)

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A man who allegedly started a shootout with a deputy last week has died, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.

On Sept. 10, Adrian Shaffer was found walking down Highway 287 near Oxford Road with no shirt while waving around a gun and acting aggressively toward drivers.

When sheriff’s deputy Teri Javes responded, Shaffer started firing at her SUV, the sheriff’s office said. Javes returned fire and Shaffer was hit multiple times, the sheriff’s office said.

Shaffer was taken to a Denver-area hospital but died overnight Sunday.

Shaffer has an extensive criminal history, and he was under investigation for attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer and other crimes.

The Boulder County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of Shaffer’s death. The shooting is being investigated by the Boulder County Investigation Team.