PUEBLO, Colorado — Pueblo police officers shot and killed an armed man Sunday afternoon who was reportedly trying to stop vehicles near the 2700 block of 6th Avenue.
The Pueblo County Coroner has identified the deceased as 33-year-old Brett Jay Chapman of Pueblo.
According to a department news release issued, the man called 911 on himself saying he was suicidal and planning to kill himself and others. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the man in the street trying to stop vehicles.
He was wearing a tactical vest and was armed with several guns. The police department reports that the man ignored officers' commands and raised his weapon. That's when an officer shot the man.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. No police officers were injured.
A mandatory investigation into the use of deadly force will now take place by the 10th Judicial District Critical Incident Team led by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office. The officers involved in the shooting are on administrative leave per department protocol.
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