Suspect In Overnight Manhunt Crashes Into Car During Chase

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – A man being sought Thursday night by police in Fort Collins was pursued Friday morning by police into Loveland where he crashed into another car.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office announced on Twitter the suspect, identified as Adam Keith Fulford, was taken into custody.

The suspect was apparently driving a dark-colored Prius. How he obtained that vehicle is unknown at this time, but CBS4 can confirm the suspect was seen walking on Larimer County Road 38E along Horsetooth Reservoir.

The man was waving a gun at passing vehicles. One of those cars was driven by a CBS4 photographer.

Police pursued the Prius south on Taft Hill Road into Loveland. It struck another vehicle, a silver Subaru, at Eisenhower Boulevard.

A witness on scene described the collision as “explosive.”

“I heard the impact. It was the grossest thing I’ve ever heard,” said Eric Rollison. “Police were all over him. He was laying the the gutter, screamin’ and hollerin’.”

Rollison also described a woman kneeling next to a child outside the Subaru.

CBS4 has received no information on the conditions of the inhabitants of that car. Police radio traffic suggests at least one patient was taken to Medical Center of the Rockies by ambulance.

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(credit – Eric Rollison)

Thursday night, police in Fort Collins searched for Fulford wanted in several felony warrants who is also believed to have shot a taxi driver and stolen the cab while on the run from authorities.

It all started when police were called to the 800 block of East Drake Road in Fort Collins just before 7 p.m. Thursday.

Officers were trying to arrest Fulford, of Loveland, on several outstanding felony arrest warrants for controlled substances, firearms and other incidents.

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Adam Fulford (credit: Fort Collins Police)

Fulford, 33, ran from police and other officers arrived to search for him along with a K9 unit.

Officers searched the residence where Fulford was staying in the 800 block of East Drake Road and found firearms and suspicious devices belonging to Fulford.

The people living in that apartment building were evacuated as a precaution and the Larimer County Bomb Squad was called in to investigate the suspicious devices.

Police saw a taxi leaving the area and followed it as it traveled toward College Avenue, turned on College Avenue and ran a red light.

As police followed the taxi into Loveland on Highway 34, it continued north on North County Road 27 and east on West County Road 38E.

When the taxi reached Horsetooth Mountain Park, the driver jumped from the cab as it was still moving. The taxi driver had been shot and police say Fulford continued to drive the taxi.

The taxi driver was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office tried to stop Fulford with spike strips on West County Road 38E west of Centennial Drive and about 8:38 p.m. Thursday.

Fulford crashed the taxi and ran away. Officers set up a perimeter and searched For Fulford around Horsetooth Reservoir.

Authorities suspended the search around 2:40 a.m. Friday but continue to follow leads until Fulford is in custody.

 

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