Man dies after exchanging gunfire with Colorado BLM officers

Seattle Times

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A man died after exchanging gunfire with Bureau of Land Management law enforcement officers in western Colorado.

Mesa County officials say two BLM rangers were checking on a white van parked on BLM property in the Bookcliffs area north of Grand Junction Sunday afternoon when the man fired at officers, hitting one in his protective vest. The officer was taken to the hospital as a precaution.  

One officer returned fire, killing the suspect. Mesa County officials say they’ll release his name after his family is notified.

The names of the officers involved haven’t been released.

The shooting is being investigated by the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team.

3 thoughts on “Man dies after exchanging gunfire with Colorado BLM officers

  1. We’ll never know what happened here. It seems strange that the man fired only one shot (if that’s the case) before being killed, so I have to wonder if he wasn’t killed first, and a bullet from his gun wasn’t later shot into the pig’s vest to justify it.

    Maybe the guy in the white van and the BLM pigs had a business arrangement.

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