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Investigation underway after Larimer County deputy shoots fugitive following chase

Investigators later confirmed the shooting was deadly
Larimer County Sheriff's Office OIS 5-26
Posted at 10:08 PM, May 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-02 08:52:43-04

WELD COUNTY, Colo.  — An investigation is underway after a Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputy shot and killed a fugitive who fired at deputies during a chase Thursday.

Around 6:30 p.m., deputies attempted to pull over a vehicle in the area of South County Road 7 and East Highway 60. The passenger was a known fugitive, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office said the vehicle took off and the passenger shot at deputies.

During the pursuit, the driver fire multiple rounds at the deputies, according to the 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team, which was called in to investigate.

The vehicle then stopped, and the passenger ran off into a field near Weld County Road 38 east of I-25. The suspect was shot by a deputy, according to the sheriff's office.

The CIRT later confirmed the fugitive died from the shooting. The Weld County Coroner's Office confirmed on June 1 the victim is 53-year-old Douglas Weishaupl, of Loveland.

Anyone who may have information regarding the investigation is asked to contact Det. Fidel Sanchez with the Greeley Police Department at 970-351-5394.

This is a developing story and will be updated.