Man shot dead at home of Colo. prosecutor, deputy

HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Colorado said Wednesday that a Michigan man who died after an altercation outside the home of a sheriff’s deputy and a prosecutor was shot multiple times.

Grand County coroner’s officials said that 32-year-old Joshua Lee Stevens, of Coral, Mich., died of gunshot wounds to the torso.

Authorities say a deputy district attorney for Colorado’s 14th Judicial District called 911 late Monday to report a stranger behaving erratically outside her home, which is the former Riverside Hotel. Shots were fired after the person tried to force his way in.

Investigators haven’t said who fired the shots.

The prosecutor and her husband, who is a sheriff’s deputy, had minor injuries. They were placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the shooting.

Stevens was believed to have been in town about a week, looking for work.

Authorities say there are no obvious ties to other recent shootings, including the death of Colorado’s prisons chief.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation into the Grand County shooting.

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