JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday identified the man killed in a police shooting Tuesday at an apartment complex near W. Belleview Ave. and S. Alkire Street.
Officers shot and killed Michael Sheridan, 34, in the incident. The sheriff’s office says Sheridan was being sought by the Denver Police Department’s Fugitive Unit and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force.
They discovered Sheridan was at the apartment complex in unincorporated Jefferson County and called the county’s regional SWAT team in to assist with serving a warrant on Sheridan for felony menacing, third-degree assault and possession of a weapon by a previous offender, the sheriff’s office said Wednesday.
The SWAT team found Sheridan in the parking lot of the apartment complex. The sheriff’s office says he fired at officers, who then returned fire and fatally shot Sheridan.
The Lakewood Police Department is leading the investigation by the Jefferson County Critical Incident Response Team into the shooting. The CIRT is made up of investigators from various Jefferson County law enforcement agencies that were not involved in Tuesday’s shooting.
The sheriff’s office did not say which agency definitively shot Sheridan. The investigation into the shooting will be presented to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, which will determine if any officers should be charged in the shooting.
The sheriff’s office said Tuesday no officers were injured in the shooting.