Suspect In Fatal Officer Shooting Sex Offender From TN

The U.S. marshals say the suspect who died in a standoff in Colorado was a man wanted on a sex offender registry violation from Tennessee's Roane County.

In a statement, the U.S. Marshals Service said Thursday that authorities in Colorado's Lincoln County were notified late Wednesday that Dennis Mark Hasty was believed to be in the area.

Authorities say Limon police officer Jay Sheridan was killed Wednesday by gunfire when police tried to serve a warrant to Hasty in a mobile home park in Limon, a small town about 90 miles east of Denver. Officers say they found Hasty's body after a four-hour standoff. They say he apparently shot himself.

Officer Jay Sheridan was 27 years old, and served on the Limon force for over six years. The Limon police chief says he was an outstanding officer and will be greatly missed.