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Man shot, killed by Hudson police officer after I-76 pursuit

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Dec 14, 2022

UPDATE | Dec. 16 — The man killed by police in Weld County on Dec. 14 was identified by the Weld County Coroner's Office as 26-year-old, Collin Roberts from Fort Collins. The cause of death was consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the coroner's office said.

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WELD COUNTY, Colo. – A man was shot and killed by a Hudson police officer following a pursuit on Interstate 76 Wednesday, the 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) said in a release.

Around 11:30 a.m., Weld County deputies were dispatched to a home in the 2400 block of Cottonwood Court in Kersey for reports of a trespassing in progress. The 911 caller reported that a man, 26, was attempting to steal vehicles in the area and "forcefully enter their home," according to the CIRT.

While deputies were en route, a second 911 caller said the man had a rifle and shot at a home in the neighborhood, the CIRT said in a release. The man drove off before deputies arrived.

Authorities found the vehicle nearby and initiated a pursuit, which traveled east from Cottonwood Court and then returned west on I-76, according to the CIRT.

The 19th Judicial CIRT said the man pointed the rifle at deputies "at least once" during the pursuit while traveling upwards of 100 miles per hour.

An officer with the Hudson Police Department eventually disabled the vehicle around exit 31 on I-76 through a precision immobilization technique (PIT) maneuver.

According to the CIRT, the man "then fired one round while a Hudson police officer simultaneously fired one round." The man was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

The Weld County coroner will release the man's identity at a later time.

The 19th Judicial CIRT is investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 970-350-9682.