Golden Police announced the closure of 19th Street and 6th Avenue Sunday afternoon, after a road rage incident ended in an officer-related shooting.
According to the department, Golden dispatch received a 911 call from an off duty police officer who witnessed a road rage incident. The incident occurred in the City of Golden at eastbound 6th Avenue from the “Junction” of Hwy 58. The road rage incident occurred between a motorcyclist and the driver of a white Nissan sedan. The off-duty officer asked the 911 center if he should attempt to make a traffic stop for our agency. The dispatcher asked if the officer was in a marked unit, but before the question could be answered the phone was dropped and a female got on the line asking for police officers. Within seconds the female announced that her husband had “just shot him.” The female informed the dispatcher that they were located at 19th and 6th Avenue.
Golden Police Officers arrived on scene to investigate.
The department says the initial investigation shows that the off-duty officer approached the individual driving the motorcycle on foot and identified himself with his badge. The off-duty officer was armed with a handgun. A short struggle ensued and a single shot was fired into the front end of the motorcycle. The individual on the motorcycle was not hit, but did have minor injuries to his hand from flying debris.
The name of the off-duty police officer and his agency was not released at this time, with investigator’s saying that information will be released pending additional investigation.
The Golden Police Department will be working in conjunction with the Jefferson County Critical Incident
Response Team to complete a thorough investigation.