Suspect shot, killed by police following hostage situation in Adams County

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- One person was shot and killed by police following a hostage situation near West 84th Avenue and Interstate 25 in unincorporated Adams County Friday afternoon.

According to the Adams County Sheriff's Office, the shooting occurred in the 8300 block of Fox Street.

The sheriff's office says that about 2:20 p.m., members of its Special Crimes Attack Team and the FBI Safe Streets Fugitive Task Force were attempting to arrest a fugitive.

"The fugitive suspect was struck by police gunfire subsequent to a hostage situation," the sheriff's office said in a statement.

The suspect was killed.

Authorities have not yet provided further details about the circumstances leading up to the shooting.

Friday afternoon, a number of people who said they were family members of the person who was shot and killed showed up at the scene and were very emotional.

They told FOX31 the person was killed is Anthony Pena and said he was about 40 years old.

"He’s a father, a son... he’s a grandpa. He's an uncle who didn’t deserve this," said Laura Bonney, who said she's related the man. "It’s shocking."

Adams County sheriff's deputies would not confirm if Pena is the person who was shot and killed.

They would also not say if the suspect had a weapon, who fired the shots and why they were trying to arrest the suspect in the first place.

The Adams County Critical Incident Team is investigating.

Deputies said they would release more information about the deadly shooting on Saturday.

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