Man fatally shot by Grand County deputy identified |

Man fatally shot by Grand County deputy identified

Tonya Bina and Reid Tulley
Sky-Hi News
The crime scene at the former Riverside Hotel in Hot Sulphur Springs was buzzing with law enforcement personnel for most of the day Tuesday in the wake of a Grand County sheriff's deputy fatally shooting a man late Monday night.
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HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — Grand County Coroner Brenda Bock identified the victim of a Riverside Hotel shooting as Joshua Stevens, 31, of Coral, Mich.

Bock, who earlier Tuesday said the man died of gunshot wounds, said an autopsy will be performed at 11 a.m. on Wednesday to make official the cause and manner of the man’s death.

Shortly before midnight on April 1, Grand County Deputy District Attorney Heather Stein of the 14th Judicial District placed a 9-1-1 call to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office reporting a stranger at her front door at the Riverside property. The man was “behaving erratically and causing a disturbance,” according to a press release from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

The press release says the investigation revealed the intruder pushed his way into the house and an altercation ensued. It is believed shots were fired during this altercation outside the Stein’s residence in the 500 block of Grand Avenue in Hot Sulphur Springs.

Stein’s husband is Grand County Sheriff’s Lt. John Stein.

Both the deputy DA and the Sheriff’s deputy suffered minor injuries during the violent altercation with the man, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

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