Update: Gunshot Victim Identified

The deputy  performed life saving measures on the male.  Medical units arrived and continued life saving measures but the male died. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area and have a person of interest detained.

From the LaPlata Co. Sheriff's office:

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

La Plata County Deputies continue to investigate an incident that left 30-year-old Jonathan Nichols dead in the 3000 block of U.S. Highway 550 South. An arrest has not been made, and the Sheriff’s Office is investigating self-defense claims.

The incident remains under investigation, and the Sheriff’s Office will present the case to the Sixth Judicial District Attorney’s at a later date.

 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

In the early morning hours on Wednesday July 31st, a La Plata County Deputy was contacted by a male and female on the side of Hwy 550 South. The male was suffering from a gunshot wound. The deputy  performed life saving measures on the male.  Medical units arrived and continued life saving measures but the male died. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area and have a person of interest detained.   The name of the deceased will be released by the coroner after the next of kin has been notified. This case is currently under investigation and the Sheriff’s Office will not be releasing any more details due to the active investigation.

 

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