MAN KILLED BY MONTEZUMA DEPUTIES
Montezuma County deputies who were dispatched to handle a domestic violence incident Tuesday night shot and killed a 53-year-old man after he fired toward them.
A deputy shot Tyrone Peabody after he came out of a home “armed with a rifle and fired either at, or in the direction, of the officers,” Sheriff Steve Nowlin said Wednesday.
Peabody then fired again and the deputy returned fire, killing him, Nowlin said. The incident happened at 9 p.m., after two deputies were dispatched to a residence west of Pleasant View in response to a domestic violence report, Nowlin said.
Neither officer was injured and both are on paid administrative leave pending completion of an investigation by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and 22nd Judicial District shooting team.