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Man accused of robbing store, assaulting Boulder Police officer

Posted at 10:24 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 00:24:06-05

BOULDER, Colo. — A man is facing charges for allegedly robbing a store and hitting a Boulder Police officer in the head with a snow shovel.

Officers responded to a business in the 1600 block of 28th Street around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday after an employee found a man in the back of the business with a handful of items from the store. The man, later identified as Burgess Tate, 34, had a pipe in his hand, police said.

When officers arrived, Tate became uncooperative, hit an officer in the head with a snow shovel and took the officer's Taser and hit the officer in the head with that as well, according to police

The officer was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Tate was taken to the hospital for a medical clearance before being transported to jail.

Tate will be charged with aggravated robbery, disarming a peace officer and two counts of first-degree assault on a peace officer.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have any information is asked to call Detective Frey at (303) 441-3369 and reference case 21-7090. Anyone who wants to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.