Investigation underway in officer-involved shooting

RANGELY | In the evening hours of Dec. 10, officers with the Rangely Police Department, along with deputies from the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office were investigating a report of a stolen vehicle in the Rangely area. Deputies and officers located the vehicle and in the course of attempting to apprehend the suspects, shots were fired near the intersections of Highway 64 and Highway 139, within the town limits of Rangely.
One of the suspects was shot. He was later declared deceased. No officers or deputies were injured during the incident.
The 9th Judicial District Critical Incident Team, a multi-jurisdictional team of investigators who are designated to work cases when law enforcement officers are involved in a shooting, is currently investigating the shooting. No further information will be released, including the identity of the deceased or any of the officers and deputies who were involved. This is considered an open and active investigation. The lead investigating agency, as with all officer involved shootings, will be the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. They will work in conjunction with the 9th Judicial District Attorney to complete the investigation.
Information from the 9th Judicial District Critical Incident Team is currently being released through the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office as it becomes available. This story will be updated as new information is released.

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