According to a press release from the Delta County Sheriff’s Office a department deputy was involved shooting near the 29000 block of Highway 92 near Hotchkiss the morning of April 9 at approximately 11:35 a.m.
The shooting took place following a short pursuit with a vehicle. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene, the statement read.
The deputy involved was not injured in the incident and is currently on paid administrative leave pending the conclusion of the investigation. The 7th Judicial District Critical Incident team was activated at the request of Sheriff Mark Taylor and is currently on scene conducting the investigation.
Highway 92 was closed going both directions for nearly an hour. Vehicles heading from Hotchkiss to Delta were rerouted at 3100 Road to North Road and then to Payne Siding Road and back on Highway 92.
No further information is available at this time.