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One person dead in Weld County police shooting

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Posted at 12:24 PM, Apr 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-19 21:20:49-04

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Authorities said one person is dead following a shooting involving multiple agencies in Weld County. No officers were injured.

The incident occurred in the Aristocrat Ranchettes community outside Fort Lupton in unincorporated Weld County Saturday morning.

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office said officers responded to a disturbance with weapons call in the rural subdivision when the shooting occurred.

A female caller reported to 911 there was a man armed with a gun who was preventing her from leaving the house and was threatening to kill her.

When officers arrived at the scene, they located the man outside of the house and ordered him to drop his weapon.

After several minutes of interacting with the suspect, the shooting occurred, according to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect, a 60-year-old white man, was pronounced dead at the scene. On Monday, investigators identified him as Smoky Lynn Crockett.

The 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the incident.