Cops still searching for suspect in Rifle shooting |

Cops still searching for suspect in Rifle shooting

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Rifle Police and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office are still hunting for a suspect in a June 17 shooting in Rifle.Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call that a man had been shot in the chest around 4 a.m. on June 17. The victim was transported to Grand River Medical Center for treatment and then to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction by Care Flight for additional surgery.According to the Sheriff’s report received June 26, the victim was shot after a brief confrontation with an unknown male party.Garfield County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tanny McGinnis said that there are no new leads in the case but that they were discussing getting a sketch artist’s rendering of the suspect.As of Thursday, June 27, the assailant was still at large and deputies are still investigating the incident. Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to contact the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office at 970-945-0453.

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