W. Mich. Man killed in Colorado during break-in at prosecutor's home
Updated: Wednesday, April 3 2013, 10:56 AM EDT
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS, Colo. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A West Michigan man was shot and killed trying to break into the home of a Colorado prosecutor and her husband.
The shooting happened late Monday night in Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado.
The man who died is identified as Joshua Stevens from the town of Coral in Montcalm County.
Police believe Stevens traveled to Colorado about a week ago looking for work.
On Monday night, police say he went to the home of a deputy district attorney and her deputy husband.
Investigators say Stevens was acting erratically near the front door of the couple’s home when he then tried to barge in to the house.
That led to a fight where Stevens was shot and killed.
Police are looking into every aspect of this incident given the recent murders of public officials in Colorado and Texas.
"Investigators at this point want to make sure we let everybody know that there are no apparent ties from this shooting to any other prior recent shootings,” says Pam Russell of the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office. “However the investigation is ongoing. Investigators are looking at all possible leads, all possible ties and trying to learn everything they possibly can about this man."
There's no word yet on whether it was the deputy or his wife who shot Stevens.
Investigators say both were armed.
NewsChannel 3 will continue to follow this story and bring you any new developments as soon as they come in.