- Associated Press - Saturday, December 23, 2017

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Police in northern Colorado have released the identity of a man shot and killed by officers during a confrontation.

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office says a coroner identified the man as 26-year-old Jose Angel Aguero Jr. of Greeley.

The office previously said that a man was seen stealing a car in Greeley on Thursday morning and later crashed into a ditch. Police have said the man ran when Greeley police officers confronted him.

The officers fired less-lethal bean bag rounds at him. Those did not work, and the officers fatally shot him when he allegedly brandished a handgun.

The sheriff’s office says it has determined that the gun was reported stolen in November.

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