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For Immediate Release - Oct 11, 2011
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Re: Suspect Shot By JCSO Deputy During Escape Attempt
|Golden, Colo. — Oct. 11, 2011 — At about 11:40 a.m. Golden Police responded to the medical center located at 660 Golden Ridge Rd. where a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot a prisoner who was trying to escape.
The deputy escorted the male suspect to Advanced Medical Imagery to receive medical treatment. Part of the treatment required that the suspect be released from his shackles and handcuffs. Once inside the facility he attempted to escape by fleeing down a common area hallway. The deputy fired one time striking the suspect. No other people were injured during the escape attempt.
The suspect was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital where he died. The name of the suspect is not being released until his family has been notified. The suspect was being held at the Jefferson County Jail for several felony charges.
The name of the deputy involved is not being released while the investigation proceeds.
Golden Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are working closely with the Jefferson County Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) to investigate the incident. The CIRT is comprised of investigators from multiple law enforcement entities throughout Jefferson County. Activation of the CIRT is standard protocol for any officer involved shooting that occurs in Jefferson County. Members of the CIRT are currently conducting their investigation and interviewing independent witnesses.
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