Police shooting in Fort Collins leaves man with “serious injuries”

A police shooting in Fort Collins on Tuesday night has led to a man being hospitalized, a press release from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said.

On Tuesday, around 10:33 p.m., a deputy with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office had attempted a traffic stop “of a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed on South Timberline Road,” the press release says.

Rather than stopping, the vehicle allegedly turned eastbound onto East Prospect Road and then stopped near Sharp Point Drive.

According to the press release, the sole occupant of the vehicle — described as an adult male — left his car and produced a handgun, supposedly firing it.

The sheriff’s office says a second deputy arrived at the scene, and both returned fire. No deputies were injured, however the press release says that the man was taken to the hospital with “serious injuries.”

The Eighth Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team is currently investigating this police shooting.

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