Sterling police were called to investigate someone selling items at a Sterling gas station. Steiner had left the gas station by the time police arrived, but he was intercepted by Sterling police near Wal-Mart. Steiner headed out on to Highway 14, and the sheriff’s office took over pursuit when he left the city limits. Steiner led two deputies on a chase into Weld County that at times reached speeds of 115 mph. When his car apparently overheated, Steiner pulled over, got out of the car and began walking towards one of the deputies wielding a gun, according to police. A Colorado State trooper arrived on the scene at this time, and one of the deputies ordered Steiner to drop the weapon. When Steiner continued to approach the deputy with the gun in his hand, the deputy fired one round and killed Steiner.

ID: 11744

Victms Name: Bruce J. Steiner
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Raymer
County: Weld
State: CO
Zip Code: 80742
Country: United States of America

Agency: Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Sterling police were called to investigate someone selling items at a Sterling gas station. Steiner had left the gas station by the time police arrived, but he was intercepted by Sterling police near Wal-Mart. Steiner headed out on to Highway 14, and the sheriff’s office took over pursuit when he left the city limits. Steiner led two deputies on a chase into Weld County that at times reached speeds of 115 mph. When his car apparently overheated, Steiner pulled over, got out of the car and began walking towards one of the deputies wielding a gun, according to police. A Colorado State trooper arrived on the scene at this time, and one of the deputies ordered Steiner to drop the weapon. When Steiner continued to approach the deputy with the gun in his hand, the deputy fired one round and killed Steiner.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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