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Man Dies In Officer-Involved Shooting In Avon

Dec 7, 2019

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A 58-year-old Nevada man shot during a confrontation with police in a parking lot of a store in a Colorado mountain town has died.

The Colorado State Patrol says the shooting happened Thursday night soon after state troopers and local officers attempted to make contact with the driver of a rental truck on Interstate 70 that they pulled over near the Avon exit.

The patrol says the man pulled out a gun, and it believes the officers made attempts to negotiate with him and tried to use unspecified less-lethal techniques before he was shot.