A Deputy Sheriff with the Park County Sheriff’s Department was forced to use lethal force against a man on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. According to the Sheriff’s Department:
Critical Incident Involving a Deputy
On August 30th, 2022, at 2:56 P.M. a Park County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a critical incident, during a traffic stop, with a suspect known to have an active warrant.
The Deputy attempted a traffic stop on the suspect, at which time a pursuit ensued. The suspect attempted to flee down a canal road. He eventually stopped his vehicle, exited with a firearm pointed at the Deputy, and charged at the Deputy. The Deputy was forced to engage the male with lethal force and shots were fired. The suspect is deceased, and the Deputy is uninjured.
The Division of Criminal Investigation was directly notified and is currently investigating this with the full cooperation of the Park County Sheriff’s Office.
The Park County Sheriff’s Office is unable to immediately release any more information. Sheriff Scott Steward asks for patience while this complex and active investigation is completed.