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Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy shoots, kills suspect at Kipling and Chatfield

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- A Jefferson County sheriff's deputy was involved in a shooting late Thursday afternoon. A sheriff's office spokesman said the suspect died. The deputy was not injured.

It happened at South Kipling Parkway and West Chatfield Avenue.

Spokesman Mark Techmeyer said the call came at 3:42 p.m. "for a traffic complaint, then a call of shots fired."

There was a report of a reckless driver on C470 who exited at Kipling and went northbound. The suspect park outside an O'Reilly auto parts store nearby. The car was unoccupied when the deputy arrived according to Techmeyer.

The deputy approached the suspect when he came out of the store to get into the car. Techmeyer said there was a confrontation. The suspect was pronounced dead on the scene.

Video from SkyFOX showed a black car crashed against a tree on a sidewalk. It's back window appeared to have been shot out.

Investigators hoped to reopen the intersection of Chatfield and Kipling by 10 p.m. Thursday.