DENVER — A man is dead after an Adams County Sheriff’s deputy opened fire at a motel early Friday morning.
The shooting happened at the Lakeside Motel at 6251 Federal Boulevard just after midnight, deputies said in a news release Friday.
Preliminary information from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office indicated that the deputy opened fire when an adult male displayed a handgun as a deputy attempted to contact him.
The sheriff’s deputy was uninjured.
The man was treated at the scene and then taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The sheriff’s office tweeted two lanes of traffic were open on the southbound lanes in the 6200 block of Federal Blvd. One lane remained closed as of 4 a.m.