A person died Saturday evening after exchanging gunfire with Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputies at a house in Centennial, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned Sunday.
The person suffered a deadly gunshot wound, but it surely was not instantly clear whether or not he was killed by deputies or died by suicide, sheriff’s spokeswoman Ginger Delgado mentioned.
The incident started round 9:45 p.m. at a house within the 5200 block of South Jericho Avenue when deputies had been known as for a battle between two males — one armed with a gun — at a household gathering, she mentioned in a press release.
Deputies tried to speak to one of many males after they arrived, however he went right into a storage and “barricaded himself,” Delgado mentioned. He then opened the storage door and shot at deputies, who shot again, firing a number of instances, she mentioned.
A SWAT workforce was known as out and residents had been instructed to shelter in place, Delgado mentioned. Neighboring houses had been evacuated. When the SWAT workforce arrived, they went into the storage and located the person shot to loss of life.
The 18th Judicial District Important Response Staff is investigating the deputies’ use of pressure. The Arapahoe County coroner will decide whether or not the person died by suicide or was killed by deputies.