36-year-old Eads man killed by Kiowa County sheriff’s deputies

The man killed Thursday by Kiowa County sheriff’s deputies was a 36-year-old from Eads, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

The man, who has not been named pending notification of next-of-kin, was a passenger in a pickup truck stopped  at 3 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Colorado 96 and Main Street in Brandon, a CBI news release said.

The man tried to run away, the news release said.

“Following a struggle between the deputies and the passenger, shots were fired, striking the man,” the news release said.

Authorities have not said whether or not  the 36-year-old was armed.

The two deputies were not injured. They have been placed on administrative leave.

The CBI, Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office are investigating.

 

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