Arizonan identified as person shot, killed by trooper in Mesa County

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — The person shot and killed by a trooper in Mesa County over the weekend has been identified as a 33-year-old from Bisbee, Arizona, according to the county coroner’s office. Friends identified her as Jayne Thompson.

The shooting occurred shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday near Highway 50 and 29 Road.

A Colorado State Patrol trooper fatally shot Thompson.

The trooper was uninjured.

Authorities have not yet released details about what led up to the shooting.

The 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team is investigating.

Editor’s note: The Mesa County Coroner’s Office identified the person killed as a man named Jayson Thompson. However, friends say that she was a trans woman whose name was Jayne.

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