It's not so good to be the King.
DENVER-An unidentified man armed with a gun was shot and killed outside Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter's office in the state Capitol on Monday, Ritter's spokesman said.
The governor was not injured, spokesman Evan Dreyer said. He said Ritter was in the Capitol at the time but he would not say where.
"The governor is fine," he said. "Everybody is a bit rattled."
Dreyer said the man refused orders to drop his gun and a member of Ritter's security detail opened fire.
Four or five shots were heard, but authorities would not say how many times the security officer fired. Police spokesman Sonny Jackson said the man did not fire his weapon.
Before he was shot, the man said, "I am the emperor and I'm here to take over state government," Dreyer said. Poor guy. He should have moved to Africa; he probably would have gotten his title.