Highway 36 reopens between Federal, Sheridan after Adams County investigation

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Posted at 5:27 AM, Apr 05, 2023

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Highway 36 was closed in both directions between Federal Boulevard and Sheridan Boulevard early Wednesday morning after a suspect opened fire on Adams County deputies.

The eastbound lanes reopened around 6:35 a.m. and the westbound lanes reopened around 7:30 p.m.

The Adams County Sheriff's Office announced the closure on Twitter around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. They said they were not sure how long the investigation would take, but encouraged drivers to find alternate routes.

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The sheriff's office said deputies "were in pursuit of a suspect from an earlier incident when shots were fired at deputies." Law enforcement was able to stop the suspect vehicle with a tactical maneuver.

Everybody in the vehicle — an unknown number of people — was taken into custody.

The earlier incident involved a shooting around 11:45 p.m., in which a woman was injured but expected to survive.

Highway 36 closed between Federal, Sheridan for Adams County investigation

No deputies, suspects or bystanders were injured.

This investigation is ongoing. No other details are available as of 7:30 a.m.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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