1 dead, 1 in custody after incident near Utah-Colorado border – KSL.com
CRAIG, Colorado — Authorities released few details Tuesday about an officer-involved shooting near the Utah-Colorado border Monday that left one person dead and led to the arrest of another.
The shooting happened 8 miles east of Dinosaur, Colorado, just before 2:30 p.m., according to a statement issued by the 14th Judicial District’s critical incident team.
The statement did not provide any details about what caused a Moffat County sheriff’s deputy and a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer to approach a white sport-utility vehicle that was parked halfway up a hillside north of U.S. 40. The SUV was apparently occupied by a man and a woman.
Investigators won’t say what happened next, but the man was shot and killed and the woman was taken into custody, authorities said. Neither the man’s name nor that of the woman has been released.
Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume identified the deputy Tuesday as Bhrent Shock, a veteran of the sheriff’s office with more than a decade of law enforcement experience. Shock has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard practice following any officer-involved shooting, Hume said.
Mike Porras, spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said the agency has decided not to release the name of its officer for now but will do so at a later date. The officer is also on paid administrative leave, per agency policy, Porras said.
The deputy and the wildlife officer were uninjured, authorities said. Any additional information about the incident has been sealed until the investigation is finished, according to Donna Zulian, spokeswoman for the Moffat County District Attorney’s Office.