Man Gets Fatally Shot After Pointing Gun At Colorado Deputies

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The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of a suspect shot and killed by deputies near Sedalia last month, along with body camera and dash-camera footage of the incident that shows frantic officers opening fire on a man they believed had shot at another deputy. The sheriff's office announced Aug. 31 on Twitter that officers had shot and killed an armed suspect, now confirmed as Paul Askins, 61, of Colorado Springs, but declined to release his identity prior to Sept. 17, citing the open investigation. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said a routine stop for a traffic violation escalated into the shooting when officers attempted to question Askins, who they now know was wanted for two felony warrants and had a criminal history in Colorado and Texas. “I just wanted to have the opportunity to share with you a little bit of information about what took place on Aug. 31,” Spurlock said at a Sept. 17 news conference. The shooting began when the driver of a pickup truck was pulled over for making an unsafe turn in front of two deputies on US Highway 85 near Delva Road at approximately 4:41 p.m. that day.



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Tags: cops fatally shoot armed suspect. colorado, wtf

Location: Colorado

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