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Authorities identify man killed by western Colorado officers

December 22, 2018

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by officers during a stolen vehicle pursuit in western Colorado has been identified as 58-year-old Daniel Pierce.

Authorities released his name Friday.

Pierce was killed Dec. 10 in Rangely.

District Attorney Jeff Cheney says Rangely police and Rio Blanco County sheriff’s deputies were responding to a report of a stolen vehicle when they spotted Pierce driving it. Authorities said the stolen vehicle collided with a police car during the pursuit.

Police said earlier no officers were injured. The names of the officers involved haven’t been made public.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports authorities do not have a clear idea of Pierce’s hometown. Cheney said Pierce was not from Colorado, and that his wife lives in Missouri and his mother in California.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com