It has been a bit of a dangerous time over the past several days for police in Colorado. Over the past week, nearly a dozen incidents in cities up and down the I-25 corridor have resulted in officers having to open fire on suspects, and last night, police apparently fired on one of their own in a similar incident.
KMGH-TV in Denver is reporting that a driver shot by police after a chase in the north Denver suburbs has been identified as a deputy working for the Adams County sheriff. Adams County is one of several counties in the greater Denver vicinity.
The chase took place last night. According to police in Greeley, two vehicles were being pursued in the chase for reasons unknown, with the chase ending at a location along U.S. Highway 85 near Evans, in Weld County, north of Denver. There was a confrontation which resulted in officers shooting the driver of one of the two vehicles, as noted now identified as that Adams County deputy. The resulting investigation closed the highway until early this morning.
The name of the deputy who was shot was not released. This shooting incident follows similar incidents in cities, according to fellow Denver TV outlet KUSA-TV, from Pueblo and Colorado Springs to the south all the way to Fort Collins in the north.