Westminster police officer hits, kills pedestrian

A Westminster police officer is on paid administrative leave after striking and killing a pedestrian who stepped into traffic Tuesday night, according to a news release from the Westminster Police Department.

The police officer, who was not named in the news release, was driving south on Sheridan Boulevard approaching 107th Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when a man stepped into traffic lanes. The officer hit the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The pedestrian’s name will be released by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

The officer was not injured in the incident.

The 17th Judicial District Critical Incident Team will investigate the incident and present their findings to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, police said.

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