Man shot, killed by Kiowa County deputies

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KIOWA COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A man was shot and killed by Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Thursday afternoon.

According to a statement sent on behalf of Kiowa County Sheriff Casey Sheridan, the shooting happened about 3 p.m. during a traffic stop.

Two members of the sheriff’s office had pulled over a pickup near the intersection of Colorado State Highway 96 and Main Street in the town of Brandon.

“During the course of the traffic stop, the male passenger of the truck attempted to flee from the scene on foot. Following a struggle between the deputies and the passenger, shots were fired, striking the man,” the Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Friday.

The man, a 39-year-old from Eads, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No deputies were injured.

The name of the man has not yet been released.

The CBI is investigating alongside the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The two deputies involved in the shooting are on administrative leave, per the sheriff’s office’s policy.

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