Deputy shoots, kills suspect in Adams County

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- Sheriff's deputies in Adams County were investigating an officer involved shooting that left a suspect dead Monday night.

The officer was not injured.

The Adams County Sheriff's Office dispatch received a call from a witness reporting a suspected DUI at about 6 p.m.

Adams County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Terrance O'Neill says a deputy responded to near 144th Ave. and Quebec St. and saw a car parked on the side of the road along with another car that was damaged nearby.

He says the deputy approached the parked car which he assumed was the caller's vehicle.

The deputy also saw a man crouched behind the witness vehicle with what looked like a case of beer.

O'Neill says the deputy gave verbal directions to the man who refused to obey the commands.

He says the suspect then stood up and pulled a handgun from his pocket and pointed it at the deputy.

The deputy fired two shots at the suspect, who died at the scene. O'Neill says it's not clear if the suspect fired his weapon.

Quebec was closed in both directions near 144th Ave. late Monday night while the investigation continued.