Man Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting at Paradise Billiards in Evans
Late last night, a man allegedly carrying a weapon outside an Evans billiards parlor was shot dead by a police officer. Continue for the latest, including photos from the scene and more.
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According to the City of Evans Police, the incident took place outside Paradise Billiards, located at 818 31st Street. The location is featured in the following interactive graphic. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."
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The Paradise Billiards Facebook page includes numerous pics of the establishment. Here's an image from outside....
...as well as this photo....
...and this one....
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...offering a look inside.
Officers from the communities of Evans and LaSalle responded to the venue at 11:21 p.m. Sunday on a report of a man outside with a gun. An Evans PD release notes that officers contacted the man shortly thereafter and told him to drop the weapon.
In response, the man is said to have ignored their orders and raised the gun toward the officers "in a threatening manner." At that point, "officers were forced to shoot the male party."
The man was transported to a local hospital, where he was declared dead.
A short time ago, journalists began tweeting from the scene, including 9News' Colleen Ferriera....
— Colleen Ferreira (@ColleenFerreira) January 5, 2015
...CBS4's Rahel Solomon....
— Rahel Solomon (@RahelCBS4) January 5, 2015
...and Cody White, affiliated with Fox31:
— cody white (@CodyCam) January 5, 2015
The Evans police note that the identity of the man in question is not being released at this time. A statement adds that the Greeley Police Department will be conducting an investigation into the shooting, with the Evans officer who fired the fatal shot being placed on administrative leave "as per normal procedure."
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