BOULDER, Colo. - A man who was shot by a Boulder sheriff's deputy earlier Sunday has died.
Deputies were called to the 8300 block of North 95th Street at about 8:30 Sunday morning on a welfare check. Two women at the residence said the 44-year-old man had been in his bedroom for the past several days and had made veiled suicidal statements. They also told deputies the man did not have access to weapons.
As the deputies spoke to the man, they said he displayed a handgun. He was then shot by one of the deputies. After rendering medical assistance on scene the victim was airlifted to Denver Health Medical Center where he went into surgery.
The sheriff's office was informed at 1:15 p.m. that the man had died from his wounds.
The Boulder County Multi-Agency Critical Incident Investigation Team comprised of detectives and District Attorney’s Office representatives will investigate the incident. Per Sheriff’s Office procedures the Deputy involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
The name of the Deputy and the shooting victim are not currently being released.