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Man shot and killed by Jefferson County deputy near I-76 and Sheridan Blvd.

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Sep 02, 2021

DENVER – A 33-year-old man was shot and killed by a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy near the offramp to Sheridan Boulevard from Interstate 76 Thursday afternoon.

The shooting happened just before 1 p.m., according to sheriff’s office spokesperson Karlyn Tilley. A passerby reported a man standing next to a black motorcycle waving a gun, Tilley said.

A deputy responded to the scene and found a man matching the description given, according to the sheriff's office. The deputy tried to talk to the man, who Tilley said seemed upset and agitated. The sheriff's office said the motorcycle was reported stolen out of Westminster back in February.

Tilley said the man pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at the deputy, then that the man and the deputy exchanged gunfire. The deputy shot the man, who died at the scene. The sheriff's office said later Thursday afternoon that the current address of the man who was killed is unknown.

No one else was injured, Tilley said. She did not say how many shots were fired or how any deputies fired their weapon.

The sheriff's office said all roads reopened at Sheridan and I-76 as of 5:45 p.m.

The investigation into the shooting will be done by the Crticial Incident Response Team led by the Arvada Police Department.