Investigators ID Man Killed In Trinidad Officer-Involved Shooting

A trespassing call turned deadly Friday morning after Trinidad police say a man pulled a gun on an officer.

At 9:18 a.m., the Trinidad Police Department says it was called to a vacant trailer in the Almar Trailer Park on East Main Street on reports of someone being inside. A responding officer says he announced himself after getting the trailer, and asked anyone who was inside to respond. No one did.

The officer began searching the trailer, and reportedly found a man inside one of the rooms. According to a news release from the Trinidad Police Department:

"The officer instructed the male party to get on the ground and the male complied. As the officer attempted to use his radio to notify the Communications Center, the male party jumped up and began to run from the room.

The officer told him to stop and the male party turned back towards the officer and pointed a gun at him. At this point, the officer shot the male party."

The suspect later died at a local hospital. His gun was recovered after more officers searched the trailer.

Tuesday, investigators identified the suspect as 20-year-old Todd Dye. Dye was reportedly wanted on a warrant in El Paso County.

The officer involved was wearing a body camera at the time of the incident. The police department says video footage confirms the officer's account of the incident.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is now investigating the shooting, which is standard procedure in any officer-involved shootings. The officer has been placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated, which also standard following officer-involved shootings. He has not been identified.