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Officers Shoot, Kill Suspect In Child Porn Case In Greeley

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GREELEY, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Authorities have shot and killed a man in Greeley after a meeting at a hotel to exchange child pornography went bad.

The incident happened at the Fairfield Inn.

Greeley Police Chief Jerry Garner told the Greeley Tribune that federal officials on a child pornography case had arranged the meeting Friday afternoon and asked Garner’s department for assistance because they knew the suspect would be armed.

A statement from police Saturday evening identified the suspect as Jason Paul Collins, 30, of Johnstown.

“Lots of cops; undercover and in uniform were just running through the door. So I didn’t really know what was going on,” hotel employee Justin Russel said.

Garner said officers shot Collins after he allegedly touched his gun, which turned out to be a pellet gun. Greeley police Sgt. Joe Tymkowych says it wasn’t immediately known which agency shot Collins.

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The Tribune reports Greeley police SWAT team members and agents with the US Immigration and Custom Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations were at the scene.

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