Deputy-Involved In Shooting On I-70

By: AP
By: AP
A shooting involving law enforcement and a motorist backed up heavy weekend ski traffic on westbound Interstate 70 Friday evening.

Traffic was backed up for hours after the incident. (Credit: CDOT)

A shooting involving law enforcement and a motorist backed up heavy weekend ski traffic on westbound Interstate 70 Friday evening.

The Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office issued a statement saying one of its deputies shot a male motorist who was fleeing from police. The name and condition of the motorist was not immediately released.

The incident closed westbound I-70 for more than four hours.

The sheriff's statement said police tried to stop the motorist for a possible drunken-driving violation Friday afternoon but he led police on a low-speed chase through heavy traffic.

When traffic on the interstate came to a halt, authorities say the motorist repeatedly rammed the car in front of him. A deputy then shot the motorist.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is investigating.

No other details were released.


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