Officer involved in fatal shooting in Fort Lupton

FORT LUPTON, Colo. -- Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting involving a Fort Lupton police officer.

The incident started around 1:41 p.m. Wednesday, when Fort Lupton police officers responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of 14th Street, according to the Weld County Sheriff's Office. Video from SkyFOX showed a large police presence in the 100 block of 9th Street, which is about 1 mile to the southwest.

Witnesses reported police chasing a speeding vehicle.

Just before 5 p.m. Thursday, the Weld County Sheriff's Office said one male suspect was declared dead at the scene. One officer was involved in the shooting.

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team will handle the investigation.

The Fort Lupton shooting is the ninth reported in Colorado in eight days. The other eight shootings include:

Anyone with information on the Fort Lupton incident is encouraged to call Commander Sanchez with the Johnstown Police Department: 970-587-2216 or Sergeant Bollig with the Greeley Police Department: 970-371-3932.

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