Suspect dead in Moffat shooting; deputy, game officer unhurt
CRAIG, Colo. — A sheriff’s deputy and a state Parks and Wildlife manager were involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect in northwestern Colorado, but neither officer was hurt, authorities said Tuesday.
A second suspect was taken into custody after the shooting Monday afternoon, Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume said.
Few other details were immediately released. Officials said no other suspects were believed to have been involved.
The confrontation took place near the town of Dinosaur, about 85 miles north of Grand Junction and 10 miles from the Utah border.
Hume identified the deputy as Brent Shock, the Craig Daily Press reported. Shock was placed on the standard administrative leave while the incident is investigated, Hume said.
The Parks and Wildlife official’s name hasn’t been released. Hume said he was a district manager for the agency.
Neither suspect’s name has been released.
Shock was on patrol at the time, Hume said. It wasn’t immediately clear why the wildlife official was there, but the sheriff’s department often works with Parks and Wildlife and other agencies to patrol the 4,800-square-mile county.
Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras referred questions to the district attorney for Moffat County. District attorney’s spokeswoman Donna Zulian said its critical incident team was investigating.
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