Around 8 p.m., a trooper came across what he believed to be an abandoned vehicle. He ran the license plate and discovered the vehicle was wanted out of Denver for a felony. He also saw two people were sleeping inside. The trooper called for backup, and the sheriff's office and the Golden Police Department came to assist. The officers ordered the people to get out of the car. The allegedly vehicle began to drive forward and the adult driver was shot and killed, but a girl who was also in the vehicle was not, however, she was injured in the crash caused by the shooting of the driver.