Man dies after deputy-involved shooting near Mile High Flea Market in Adams County

Posted at 12:31 PM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 18:49:20-04

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – Authorities investigated a fatal deputy-involved shooting in Adams County Friday afternoon.

The shooting followed an altercation between the deputy and a roughly 30-year-old man, who has been identified as a white male, near the Mile High Flea Market at East 88th Avenue and Brighton Road.

Officers who provided a brief update just before 2 p.m. said the man who died was pronounced as dead on the scene and the deputy was treated for minor injuries. 

Police say they did not know what led to the altercation.

No other details were immediately available.

This is the second fatal officer-involved shooting in the Denver-area in as many days. Austin Dunsmore, 25, was shot and killed by a Jefferson County deputy during a confrontation outside an auto parts store Thursday afternoon.

This is a developing story. Check back for more information.