Man shot and killed by RTD guards near Sheridan station

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A man who was shot and killed by transit security guards near a Denver light rail station has been identified as 43-year-old Armando Vigil.

The Denver Medical Examiner released Vigil’s name Thursday and said he died of multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities said the guards shot Vigil Wednesday after he pointed a gun at them.

Denver Police Cmdr. Barb Archer said the guards were patrolling a parking garage near the station when they came across Vigil, who was armed and lying in the grass outside.

Archer said the guards ordered him not to touch his weapon but he pointed it at them. She said the guards were backing up when one of them accidentally fell.

Archer said the other guard fired at Vigil, fearing he would shoot the guard on the ground. The other guard also fired at the man once she got back on her feet.

Archer said some people getting off the light rail at the Sheridan Boulevard stop just across the creek from the garage saw what happened. In February, a man was shot and killed during a robbery on the train platform there.

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