Larimer County deputy shoots man armed with knife after high-speed chase.


A deputy in Larimer County shot a man armed with a knife, according to the sheriff’s office.

The police shooting unfolded at about 10 p.m. Friday when a deputy tried to pull over a vehicle in the 2800 block of the Southeast Frontage Road in Johnstown, according to a news release. The driver fled north on the Frontage Road at a high speed.

At a roundabout at Colorado 402 a pursuing deputy stopped the fleeing vehicle using a PIT maneuver, bumping it with a patrol vehicle, the release said.

A man armed with a knife got out of the vehicle and approached deputies, disregarding orders to stop, the sheriff’s office said. A deputy shot the man and he was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. No deputies were injured.

The police shooting is being investigated by the 8th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team, a multi law enforcement unit lead by the Loveland Police Department.



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