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Deputies shoot, wound knife-wielding man after chase: Larimer County Sheriff’s Office

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Posted at 9:26 AM, Oct 22, 2022

DENVER — Deputies with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office shot and wounded a man who they say was armed with a knife following a high-speed chase Friday night, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The incident began around 10:13 p.m. as a traffic stop in the 2800 block of SE Frontage Road in Johnstown.

Deputies attempting to stop the vehicle noticed the driver take off at a high speed, which led to a pursuit where it ended in a PIT maneuver near a roundabout on Highway 402, according to the sheriff’s office.

After the suspect's vehicle crashed, the suspect got out of the car and advanced toward deputies with a knife, the sheriff’s office said.

Despite commands from deputies to the suspect to drop the knife he did not comply and was shot, according to the sheriff’s office.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The Eighth Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team was activated, and the Loveland Police Department will be leading the investigation, the release said.