Eastbound I-70 closed near Watkins due to police shooting investigation; one person in “critical” condition

A section of Interstate 70 is closed due to an investigation of a police shooting that left a person in critical condition, according to tweets from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

All I-70 eastbound lanes at Airpark Road near Watkins are closed while the Adams County Critical Incident Response Team conducts its investigation of a shooting that occurred overnight.

Adams County Critical Incident Response Team is investigating an officer involved shooting in the area of I70 & Watkins. The investigation is preliminary and ongoing. All E/B lanes- I70/ Airpark Rd are closed. Please use alt. routes if you need to travel through this morning. pic.twitter.com/xRhbwU1znP

— Adams Sheriff’s Page (@AdamsCoSheriff) May 24, 2022

According to a 5:21 a.m. update, a “suspect is in critical but stable condition at an area hospital.”

The suspect is in critical but stable condition at an area hospital. We ask that anyone needing to travel through the area to plan an alternate route.

— Adams Sheriff’s Page (@AdamsCoSheriff) May 24, 2022

Those traveling east are being told to “plan an alternate route.”

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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