Authorities backtrack, say deputy fired shots without being fired upon in Jefferson County

Posted at 5:22 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 13:42:52-04

ARVADA, Colo. — Investigation continues Friday after shots were fired in Jefferson County by a Sheriff's Deputy. 

Law enforcement officials originally said the suspect, who was being served with paperwork by an unnamed deputy, was shot at after bringing a weapon to the door.

Thursday, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office corrected the record, saying the suspect did not fire shots at the deputy. The spokesperson said the suspect did not barricade inside the home. 

Police in Arvada said Friday their investigation found the suspect brought a weapon to the door and pointed it at the deputy before barricading inside the home. 

An investigation is under way to determine why shots were fired and if that action was warranted, which is standard protocol, according to Arvada Police, who are handling the investigation. 

Arvada Police and the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office are involved in the investigation. 

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