Park County gunman who fled Friday shot dead by S.W.A.T. |

Park County gunman who fled Friday shot dead by S.W.A.T.


A Park County S.W.A.T. team shot dead a man they had been seeking since Friday while serving a search warrant Saturday evening.Roger Talbert had evaded Park County law enforcement officers Friday after causing a scene at a local government office building, then fleeing into the deep woods with a shotgun when stopped by police.Saturday, Park County S.W.A.T. was in the process of executing a search warrant at a Placer Valley address on Quartzville Road when they apparently surprised Talbert, who charged one officer and attempted to wrestle his gun from him. Talbert was shot dead at the scene.Sheriff’s officers believe that the house may have been booby trapped, and are investigating the case further with the aid of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.Friday, Sheriff’s deputies were forced to initiate a reverse-911 to local residents in the immediate area to where Talbot fled with his shotgun. Hoosier Pass was closed for more than two hours.

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