HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — A Grand County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man by the front door outside of the Riverside Hotel at 509 Grand Avenue in Hot Sulphur Springs Monday night around 11:50 p.m.
Grand County Sheriff Rod Johnson confirmed early Tuesday morning an unidentified “male victim” died in the shooting, but did not reveal any details about the individual.
The wife of an unidentified Grand County sheriff’s deputy called in the incident to dispatch.
Johnson would not say whether the shooting took place in the deputy’s line of duty.
Johnson instead deferred to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, which arrived to the scene around 7:30 a.m. and would be providing updates as information becomes available.
The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office is overseeing the case, according to Johnson.
The Riverside Hotel was being used as a private home, Johnson said.
The Hot Sulphur Springs Post Office, located across the street from the Riverside Hotel, was closed Tuesday morning as officials diverted traffic away from the taped-off crime scene.
The covered body of the dead man was still lying on the sidewalk this morning in front of the Riverside near the hotel’s front entrance.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.