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Man shot by Arapahoe sheriff's deputy for ramming another deputy with vehicle held on $1M bail


CENTENNIAL, Colorado — A man who was shot by an Arapahoe County sheriff's deputy for ramming another deputy with his vehicle is being held on $1 million bail.

Sheriff's investigators say deputies were called to a robbery at a liquor store in the Arapahoe Village Shopping Center just after midnight Tuesday and found the suspect making several turns in the parking lot. The suspect, identified Wednesday as 25-year-old Alexander West, is accused of striking a deputy who was on foot, prompting another deputy to open fire.

The deputy who was struck did not suffer life-threatening injuries, and investigators have not said how badly West was injured.

West is facing several charges, the most serious of which include attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer and first-degree assault. Booking documents do not indicate if he has hired an attorney.

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