Armed man, wanted on warrant, killed by Colorado officers

September 21, 2018

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — An armed man who was wanted on a sexual assault warrant was shot and killed by police officers in Longmont, Colorado.

Deputy Police Chief Jeff Satur tells the Times-Call newspaper that three uniformed officers and an officer in training contacted 28-year-old Gillie Thurby outside a Longmont movie theater at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday.

Satur says officers first deployed a stun gun on the suspect before one officer yelled that the man had a gun. Two officers fired their weapons.

Thurby died at the scene.

Court records show he faced multiple charges in Boulder County, including sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a child.

The two officers who fired shots will be put on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated. Their names have not been released.


Information from: Daily Times-Call, http://timescall.com/

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