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Driver shot by police after high-speed chase on Highway 85 between Platteville and Evans

Third officer-involved shooting in 24 hours
Highway 85 Officer-Involved Shooting in Evans
Highway 85 Officer-Involved Shooting in Evans
Posted at 4:15 AM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 13:56:47-05

EVANS, Colo. — A driver was shot by police following a high-speed chase which ended on Highway 85 in Evans.

Police began pursuing two vehicles around 10:25 p.m. Wednesday in Platteville, according to a press release from the Greeley Police Department.

Police did not release any information on why officers were chasing the vehicles.

The vehicles stopped near 42nd Street and Highway 85 where "officers confronted the driver and an officer discharged their weapon," according to the release.

One wounded driver was taken to North Colorado Medical Center. There was no information on his or her condition.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident, or who may have witnessed any portion of the pursuit, to contact Lt. Kevin Halloran at the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 970-400-2837 ext. 2837, or Sgt. Aaron Walker at 970-400-5807.

Highway 84 reopened around 4:30 a.m.

This marked the third officer-involved shooting in Colorado in 24 hours and the 10th in seven days.

A woman was shot by Englewood Police in a parking garage near Swedish Medical Center early Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday afternoon, Fort Lupton officers were involved in a shooting after responding to a disturbance in the 600 block of 14th St in Fort Lupton.