‘Suspicious’ man who fled from Larimer County deputies shot, injured Monday afternoon

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Posted at 3:07 PM, Jan 10, 2022

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. – A “suspicious” man who fled from authorities was shot and injured by deputies from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Monday afternoon.

Deputies said that at around 2:06 p.m., the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office communications center received a report of a “suspicious white male” at a Family Dollar located at 8099 6th Street in Wellington.

The male then reportedly fled in a pickup truck after deputies arrived and a chase ensued, before ending at East Mulberry Street and Interstate 25 at approximately 2:24 p.m.

“Initial reports indicate one deputy fired their weapon, striking the adult male suspect,” a spokesperson with the sheriff’s office said in a news release following the shooting.

The suspect, whose identity has not been released, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

No deputies were injured.

Though the circumstances of the shooting remain unknown, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) shut down I-25 in both directions between Prospect Road and Mountain Vista Drive as the investigation was unfolding. The interstate fully reopened just after 8 p.m.

Colorado Highway 14 was also closed at I-25 for a time, according to a tweet from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

CDOT cameras showed backups in the area following the shooting, and video from AIRTRACKER7 was able to spot what is believed to be the suspect’s truck pinned in on both sides by deputy vehicles.

The northbound lanes of I-25 reopened about an hour after they were closed but the southbound lanes were still being diverted at Mountain Vista Drive to Timberline Road to CO Highway 14, back to I-25 south.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Critical Response Team was investigating the shooting.