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Man shot, killed after pulling gun on Jefferson County deputy

The suspect, a 33-year-old man, was shot when he pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at a deputy

GOLDEN — A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man who pulled a gun during an encounter northwest of Denver.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were responding to a report of a man standing next to a motorcycle waving a gun near the Willis Case Golf Course at about noon Thursday. No one was near the motorcycle when authorities arrived, but a man matching the suspect’s description approached the scene while deputies were investigating.

The suspect, a 33-year-old man, was shot when he pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at a deputy. No one else was injured.

The motorcycle was reported stolen out of Westminster in February. No other information was released.


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