Former inmate shot after police chase

Posted at 4:15 PM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 22:25:04-05

A former prison inmate in Oklahoma was shot after a police chase in Colorado this week.

Gunnison police said they stopped a driver in the downtown business district Wednesday at 11:10 p.m.

The man gave a fake name, fake date of birth, then drove away almost hitting the officer, police said.

Gunnison Police officers and deputies with the Gunnison Sheriff’s Office chased the suspect's Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The man made it over the summit of Monarch Pass, but deputies said they found the Jeep on the east side of Monarch Pass up a Chaffee County road.

Deputies haven't detailed what happened next, but the driver, later identified as Roy Gilmore was shot by officers.

He was released from the hospital Friday afternoon and arrested on suspicion of aggravated motor vehicle thief, criminal impersonation and assault on a peace officer.

He's being held on $25,000 bond.

The officers involved in the shooting with the Gunnison Police Department and Gunnison Sheriff’s Department have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard practice in officer-involved shootings. The 7th Judicial District Critical Incident Investigative Team is investigating the shooting.

Oklahoma prison records show Gilmore has been arrested in the past for stealing cars, assault on a police officer, running a road block and more.


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