Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputy fatally shoots person Tuesday afternoon

An Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a person Thursday afternoon near a Centennial apartment complex, according to a news release by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.

Two deputies were investigating “criminal activity” in the 9700 block of East Geddes Avenue around 3:15 p.m., the news release said. About 30 minutes into their investigation, deputies found a suspect.

The sheriff’s office did not clarify what criminal activity the deputies were investigating.

A deputy shot the victim, who has not been identified as of Thursday evening. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff’s office did not say whether the dead man was armed.

Two deputies, whose identities were not released, were not injured.

Those deputies will be placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation, per agency policy.

The 18th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team is investigating, the news release said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the the sheriff’s tip line at (720) 874-8477.

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