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.
At 10:15 PM deputies attempted to contact a wanted suspect. The suspect exited the house with a firearm and there was an exchange of gunfire. One deputy was struck in the extremities and transported to an area hospital for treatment. pic.twitter.com/S3UwMo6esp— Adams Sheriff's Page (@AdamsCoSheriff) December 21, 2023
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.