20170702 Officer Involved Shooting

Issued on July 2, 2017 at 12:42 a.m. by Mike Czaja, Public Information Officer.

On July 1, 2017, at approximately 8:13 p.m., Colorado State University Police officers responded to a call regarding a threatening male. The officers contacted the man near South Whitcomb Street and West Prospect Road at 8:38 p.m. Officers from Fort Collins Police Services arrived to assist.

Upon contacting the man, officers found him to be armed with a weapon. During the course of their interaction, police fired shots, striking the man. The man was transported to Medical Center of the Rockies where he was pronounced dead. The Larimer County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the suspect at a later time. No officers were injured. There is no indication that the decedent was a student at Colorado State University and there is no ongoing risk to the public.

The 8th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team was notified and has responded to take over the investigation. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office will be the lead investigating agency. The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

Press Release on behalf of the 8th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team

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20170702 Officer Involved Shooting
Officer-involved shooting that occurred the evening of July 1, 2017.

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