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Rifle Police: "Death Investigation" Underway

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Published: Apr. 27, 2018 at 10:48 AM MDT
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The Rifle Police Department is conducting a death investigation with the assistance of the FBI, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Mesa County Sheriff's Office, and the Grand Junction Police Department.

At 6:47 a.m. Friday, officers were searching for a wanted subject believed to be in the area. During this time, they encountered an armed adult male. Officers ordered the male to drop his weapon.

The male refused and ultimately shot himself.

There is a heavy law enforcement presence in the area; however, there is not believed to be any continuing threat to the community. The Garfield County Coroner’s Office will be responsible for releasing the identity of the deceased after appropriate next of kin notifications have been made.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Appears to Show Police in Rifle Approaching Suspect They Say Shot Himself

GRAPHIC VIDEO: This video sent to KKCO 11 News by a viewer in Rifle appears to show police approaching the suspect they say shot himself Friday morning. Warning, the video contains the sound of what appears to be the suspect shooting himself, and strong language. KKCO 11 News reporter Megan McNeil will have all the latest on this investigation tonight on our news programs.

Posted by KKCO 11 News on Friday, April 27, 2018

The Rifle Police Department is conducting a death investigation with the assistance of the FBI, CBI, Garfield County...

Posted by Rifle Police Department on Friday, April 27, 2018

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