Law Enforcement Agencies Share Support Messages To Adams County Sheriff's Office

Law Enforcement Agencies Share Support Messages To Adams County Sheriff's Office

An Adams County deputy died from their injuries Wednesday night after being shot in a neighborhood south of Thornton.

A law-enforcement official in Adams County apparently was shot Wednesday evening in Thornton, according to the sheriff's office. Sky9 video shows multiple police cruisers at what remains active scene.

A police spokesperson said that the "area is considered to be dangerous" and is urging nearby residents to stay inside. "They told us to immediately shelter in place".

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The sheriff's office described the situation in another tweet as a "large risky scene with active searches in progress". A media briefing is expected soon. The suspect is still on the run, and a perimeter was set up as authorities and K-9 units began canvassing the area for the suspect. We'll share confirmed updates here as soon as we get them.

The incident happened in the area of 88th Ave. and Dawson Street, a residential area just east of Interstate 25 and about 8 miles north of downtown Denver.

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