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Man shot and killed after firing at Adams County deputies is identified, officials say

Posted at 10:55 AM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 12:55:03-05

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – A man who was fatally shot by Adams County deputies last week has been identified.

Keith Alan Bruce, 40, of Westminster, was fleeing from the deputies in a stolen vehicle on Friday morning. when he fired shots at them, officials said. Bruce was then struck by deputy gunfire and was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The shooting happened near Peterson Road/County Road 29 and East Colfax Avenue, near Watkins, around 7 a.m.

No deputies were injured in the incident.

Deputies attempted to stop Bruce in the stolen vehicle by a Shell truck stop in Watkins, officials said. Bruce was a wanted person, the sheriff's office said.