JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- Authorities say police fatally shot a man after he shot at officers trying to arrest him on several warrants.
The exchange of gunfire occurred Tuesday afternoon at an apartment complex in Jefferson County near Belleview Avenue and Alkire Street. The area is just east of where Belleview passes under C-470.
Officer involved shooting in south JeffCo https://t.co/RrM7DMSgOs
— Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) June 18, 2019
The man's name was not immediately released.
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office spokesman Mike Taplin says a regional task force tracked the man from Denver to the apartment complex. Taplin says the county's SWAT team was asked to help with the arrest on warrants for felony menacing, third-degree assault and weapon possession by a previous offender.
More details about those warrants have not been released.
Taplin said the man fired at police first and officers shot back, fatally wounding him.
Authorities are asking the public to avoid the area. The scene will remain active for a few more hours, according to the sheriff's office.
West Belleview Avenue remains closed from C-470 / Quincy to Alkire Street while incident investigation continues.
South Alkire Street closed between Belleview and Arlington.
Use Bowles, Quincy and Simms to bypass closures. S1
— CSP Golden (@CSP_Golden) June 18, 2019
This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.