One person dies following shootout with Adams County Sheriff's Office deputies Wednesday night

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Posted at 6:02 AM, Dec 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-21 13:49:29-05

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — One person died following a shootout with Adams County deputies Wednesday night, the sheriff's office posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

This happened on east Leona Drive, south of 84th Ave. and west of Interstate 25 just after 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Deputies tried to contact a wanted man in the neighborhood. He exited the house with a gun and began firing at deputies, the Adams County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies returned fire, hitting the suspect. He was later pronounced dead from his injuries.

One deputy was hit in the arm and the foot. He was taken to a nearby hospital to treat his injuries. He's expected to be okay and should be released soon, the Adams County Sheriff's Office public information officer told Denver7.

The Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the shooting.

"The deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure, and any changes to their status will be determined after the investigation is completed," the Adams County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

One person dies Wednesday night following shootout with Adams County deputies

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