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The Latest: Police shoot, kill man in western Colorado

August 6, 2019

RIFLE, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal police shooting in western Colorado (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

A man who was shot by police during a traffic stop in western Colorado has died.

The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports 57-year-old Allan George was wanted on a warrant as a sex offender when he was pulled over by Rifle police on Monday night. Walt Stowe, a spokesman for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, says the confrontation escalated, George had a gun and shots were fired.

It’s unclear if George fired at the officers, and Stowe did not release any other details about the shooting. No officers were injured.

Court records show that George was wanted in Eagle County on a child pornography charge stemming from an April 10 offense. His arrest warrant was issued Monday.

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4:05 p.m.

A man has been hospitalized after being shot by Colorado police officers during a traffic stop.

The Post-Independent reported Monday that two officers are on administrative leave following the shooting in Rifle.

The driver who was not identified was transported to a hospital with undisclosed injuries.

The officers who were not identified were not injured.

The Rifle Police Department says the officers stopped a vehicle on an Interstate 70 bridge between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Monday.

A department statement says the “officers made contact with the subject, which unfortunately led to shots being fired.”

Authorities say a weapon that did not belong to the officers was found at the scene.

Police did not say what led to the traffic stop in the city 184 miles (296 kilometers) west of Denver.

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Information from: Post Independent, http://www.postindependent.com/

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