Suspected intruder killed outside deputy’s home in Grand County


Suspected intruder shot outside deputy’s home in Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo. Photo credit: Sky-Hi News

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HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS, Colo. — One man was killed after an altercation outside the home of a deputy district attorney and a sheriff’s deputy in Grand County.

The shooting happened just before midnight Monday.

“A woman placed a 911 call to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office reporting a stranger at her front door behaving very erratically and causing a disturbance,” says a statement from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

“The intruder pushed his way into the house and an altercation ensued. It is believed that shots were fired during this altercation outside the couple’s residence,” according to the statement.

The woman who called 911 is a Deputy District Attorney in the Fourteenth Judicial District and her husband is a Grand County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Witnesses and neighbors in Hot Sulphur Springs identify them as Heather Stein and Lt. John Stein.

The suspect is 32-year-old Joshua Stevens of Coral, Michigan. Investigators believe he was looking for work in the area and that he had been there for about a week.

Both the deputy DA and the sheriff’s deputy are on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

Photo courtesy: Sky-Hi News

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