- Associated Press - Friday, September 22, 2017

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department says a deputy shot a man after an unspecified confrontation, and the man was found dead a short time later.

Authorities say 25-year-old Austin Dunsmore was shot Thursday while he was in a car and the deputy was nearby, attempting to speak to him.

After the shooting, the car drove a short distance and stopped. Officials say Dunsmore was dead when medical personnel arrived.

The deputy’s name hasn’t been released. He wasn’t hurt.

He was investigating a report of speeding car that was passing other cars on the shoulder of a highway.



Officials say the deputy spotted the car in a parking lot and saw Dunsmore leaving a nearby store. Officials say Dunsmore refused the deputy’s order to stop but got in the car, where the shooting occurred.

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