ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. – A suspect who was shot by Arapahoe County deputies as they responded to a welfare check at a home in Centennial on Saturday has died, deputies said in a Sunday morning update about the shooting.
Deputies were sent to a home in the 7100 block of E. Caley Avenue in Centennial around 10:30 a.m. after a woman called reporting concern for a friend. The woman told deputies she had been on the phone with her friend when the friend’s spouse hung up the phone.
As deputies tried to make contact with someone inside the home, a suspect fired a round as he backed out of the garage in a vehicle. Deputies returned fire, striking the suspect. The suspect was immediately pulled from the vehicle and rendered aid, a spokesperson for the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday. He was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Four deputies were involved in the shooting, but none of them were injured. The names of the deputies as well as the number of shots fired by the both the suspect and the deputies will not be released at this time, the spokesperson said.
The sheriff’s office said two of the deputies have been with the agency for more than ten years, and two for more than 20 years.
The identity of the suspect will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner once family has been notified.