Greeley PD Shoot, Injure Armed Man During Home Burglary Incident
An investigation is taking place following an incident over the weekend where Greeley police officers shot and injured an armed man while responding to a burglary alarm.
Greeley police responded to a burglary alarm in the 2100 block of 50th Avenue on Saturday morning (Apr. 3) at about 3:30 a.m., according to a press release 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team, via the Greeley Tribune.
When officers arrived on scene, they heard gunshots coming from inside the house. Minutes later, a man who was holding a gun exited the house, officials from the Weld County Sheriff's Office reported.
Officers gave the armed man commands and shot him, the press release notes.
One round of gunfire struck the armed man, as per reports from the release. Officers provided first aid treatment at the scene until paramedics arrived. The armed man, who has yet to be identified, was taken to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries.
The press release stated that Saturday's incident is no ongoing threat to public safety.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact lead detective Lt. Thomas Sutter of the Eaton Police Department at (970) 454-2212.
Last Saturday's incident is the second officer-involved shooting in the past few weeks, following a previous incident where Weld County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed 32-year-old Steven Michael Kielian after he fired at least on shot at the deputies in a pursuit last month, on March 26.
As per the Greeley Tribune, both shootings are under investigation by the Critical Incident Response Team, a group of Weld law enforcement agencies that investigate officer-involved shootings.
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