Man shot, killed by Greeley police |

Man shot, killed by Greeley police

GREELEY ” Police shot and killed a 22-year-old man early Wednesday whom the police chief described as a “violent gang member.”

Two officers were involved in the shooting that killed Jimmy Joe Trevino at around 3:30 a.m. near a housing complex, police said.

A 911 caller said Trevino had a gun pointed at his estranged wife’s head, Police Chief Jerry Garner said.

Trevino was not on the scene when officers arrived, but they spotted him and chased him. Trevino was in a trash bin when the officers confronted him, Garner said.

Authorities said Trevino had previous arrests on suspicion of assault, theft, escape and domestic violence. He had been released on parole Wednesday and had cut off a court-issued ankle monitor bracelet, Garner said.

It wasn’t immediately known what crime he had been serving time for.

Trevino had been arrested in January in a suspected domestic violence case. Garner said the victim in that case may have been the woman involved in the incident Wednesday.

The officers’ names weren’t released. They were placed on paid leave during the investigation, which is standard practice after a shooting.

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