Today, something similar is going on at the southbound off-ramp of Colfax at I-25. This time, however, the cause of the closure is a deputy-involved shooting.
Details are still coming in, but here's what we know right now.
A couple of hours ago, the Denver Police Department shared this tweet, to which another Twitter user added some helpful detail:
@denverpolice should state they have the freeway blocked so you can't get on the freeway from westbound side
— Dominik (@YesImStalkinYou) March 27, 2013
TRAFFIC: The ramp at I-25 SB exiting Colfax is closed WB Colfax is closed at Osage St. for shots fired investigation.
— Denver Police Dept (@DenverPolice) March 27, 2013
What happened? According to 9News, quoting DPD spokesman Sonny Jackson, a Denver County Sheriff's Deputy pulled his trigger after a thus-far unidentified vehicle approached him at a high rate of speed.
The deputy doesn't appear to have been in his car at the time. He's said to have pulled over to talk to someone at Colfax near I-25, and the conversation apparently didn't go well. The individual in question reportedly sped away in a vehicle, then zoomed back at the deputy in a threatening-enough manner that the latter fired a shot.
That's it at this point -- other than the fact that traffic in the immediate area of the closure, a key part of Denver's traffic grid, is presumably a mess.
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