GREELEY – A man who died after being shot by sheriff’s deputies responding to a potential domestic assault incident in northern Colorado has been identified as Steven Michael Kielian, 32, from the Milliken area.
The Weld County Coroner’s Office released his name Monday but said a final determination of how he died will be released after an autopsy and laboratory reports.
The Weld County Sheriff Office has said the shooting happened Friday after deputies responded to a home near Galeton and a female victim told officers that she was assaulted by a man who was still inside the home. The officers were warned that the man was potentially armed, it said.
The suspect later ran out of the house, police said in the statement. The deputies fired a bean bag round in an unsuccessful attempt to stop him. They then tried to chase the suspect down.
That’s when the suspect fired at least one round at the officers, the statement said. Multiple deputies fired back and struck the suspect.
An investigation is being conducted by the 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team, a group of investigators from law enforcement agencies that work with the district attorney’s office to investigate officer-involved shootings.