Christopher Escobedo Killed by Adams County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
Meade St & W Colfax Ave
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Deputies attempted to stop a white Ford SUV for an unknown traffic infraction. The SUV, driven by Christopher Escobedo, fled from deputies, going south, and deputies pursued the vehicle, while the driver of the SUV allegedly fired at the deputies. The pursuit went into Denver, which was when DPD joined the chase. Officers succeeded in stopping it, and Christopher Escobedo, who was armed, and a woman got out of the vehicle and ran. Officers stopped them about a block away in a backyard near Colfax and Meade. The man didn't drop his weapon, and officers shot and killed him.

Agency: Adams County Sheriff's Office

Motive: Traffic violation

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: No

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Christopher Escobedo

Death Date: September 12, 2020

County: Denver

Geography: Urban

Gender: Male

Age: 33

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Other

Washington Post Database ID: 6160

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