Suspect shot by deputies after pursuit down Arapahoe Road, refusing to get out of vehicle


An officer was involved in a shooting at East Arapahoe Road and South Dayton Street in Arapahoe County on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — Deputies opened fire after a suspect refused orders to get out of a vehicle after leading a pursuit down a busy road on Thursday morning, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said.

The shooting happened at East Arapahoe Road and South Dayton Street, east of Interstate 25, about 9:15 a.m.

The sheriff’s office said deputies responded to a report of a domestic situation at East Arapahoe Road and South Potomac Street just after 9 a.m.

When deputies arrived, they determined a third person involved had a gun and that person quickly left in a vehicle.

Deputies pursued the suspect on a felony menacing charges down Arapahoe Road and boxed in the vehicle at Arapahoe and Dayton about three miles away.

The suspect was the only person in the vehicle and did not follow orders to get out of the vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.

When deputies attempted to break a window, the suspect reached for a weapon. That’s when deputies opened fire on the man.

Video from the scene showed several deputies firing numerous times into the vehicle.

The man was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. One deputy suffered minor injuries and will be OK, the sheriff’s office said. No other injuries were reported.

Arapahoe Road was closed in both directions for several hours for the investigation. The road was closed westbound at South Havana Street and eastbound at South Clinton Street.

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