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Man Dies After Officer-Involved Shooting, Crash Near Clear Creek

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) - A man who suffered life threatening injuries in a shootout with Colorado State Patrol and Jefferson County deputies Sunday night has died. Monday afternoon, he was identified as 19-year-old Ryan Millsap.

Ryan Millsap from Chaffee Co SO
Ryan Millsap (credit: CBS)

The shooting and crash happened three miles west of Golden on Highway 6 in Clear Creek Canyon.

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No officers were injured but a female juvenile passenger in the suspect vehicle was hurt.

After attempting a roadside stop, deputy and troopers fired shots at a vehicle wanted on a warrant out of Denver when it started to drive away. The vehicle went down an embankment and stopped near Clear Creek.

A juvenile female inside the car was injured but not in the shooting. That driver was seriously hurt with gunshot wounds and was rushed to St. Anthony's Hospital where he died.

Investigators in Jefferson County confirmed the suspect vehicle involved in the shooting was associated with an attempted homicide and a pursuit in Lafayette over the weekend. The deceased suspect was wanted out of Westminster on felony charges and Adams County on misdemeanor charges.

Investigators say they will work with the District Attorney's Office to determine whether the juvenile female will face charges related to the incident.

The shooting remained under investigation by a critical response team Monday morning. Portions of Highway 6 were closed overnight but opened after daybreak.

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