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Wyoming deputies shoot knife-wielding Denver man

Posted at 9:23 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 23:23:31-05

A Colorado man is dead following a police shooting in southern Wyoming.

The Albany County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies shot and killed a man identified as 48-year-old John Alan Britton after he charged deputies while armed with a knife on Sunday afternoon.

Albany County Sheriff Dave O'Malley says Monday that he understands that Britton was from Denver. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is probing the shooting.

A statement from the sheriff's office states that the shooting occurred after deputies were called to the Snowy Range Ski Area, some 30 miles west of Laramie, in response to a report of a suicidal person.