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Man shot by Greeley Police identified

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Posted at 7:45 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 21:45:17-05

GREELEY, Colo. — The man who died after being shot by Greeley Police Tuesday has been identified.

The Weld County Coroner identified the man shot and killed as Christopher Austin Dockery, 32, of Greeley.

According to the 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), said Greeley Police Department officers tried to pull Dockery over near the intersection of Reservoir Road and 23rd Avenue in Greeley, but he refused and led officers on a chase.

After getting into a crash at the intersection of 23rd Avenue and 32nd Street in Evans, investigators said Dockery attempted to carjack a vehicle at the Loaf 'N Jug gas station while armed with a handgun. After failing to respond to officers' commands to surrender, investigators said the shooting occurred.

Weld CIRT did not provide details on how many officers fired their weapons, how many times Dockery was shot or if he fired at the officers.

Dockery was wanted on felony kidnapping, menacing and robbery warrants stemming from a Jan. 5 incident where he and a co-defendant, Mica Meriah Osborn, are accused of threatening a Greeley couple with a machete and an aluminum baseball bat, holding them captive in their home and threatening to kill them, according to Weld CIRT.

The couple subleased a bedroom from Osborn in the 2900 block of 11th Street Road. Weld CIRT said Dockery was upset with the couple because he thought they made criminal allegations to the Greeley Police Department.