LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – One man was detained while police in Loveland investigated a deadly shooting on Saturday afternoon. Authorities said this shooting was not related to recent incidents being investigated by a special task force.
Police rushed to 5600 block of Thomas Court in Loveland at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday where they found one man who was wounded outside the residence where he died a short time later. Officers took Eric David Gray, 36, into custody.
On the Loveland Police Facebook page and Twitter authorities said “It does not appear that this shooting is connected to any other recent shootings” in regards to two recent deadly shooting and another that left a woman with a gunshot wound to the neck.
Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith tweeted out that the shooting was not related to the “task force” shooting incidents.
Police in Loveland said the shooting was the result of a dispute between neighbors.
“This unfortunate isolated situation is the result of one neighbor being unable to communicate appropriately with another. Engaging a mediator to help reduce tensions and de-escalate disagreements is always preferred to avoid such tragic results,” Lt. John Feyen with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
The victim’s name hasn’t been released.
Meanwhile, police in northern Colorado are investigating any possible link between the slaying of a man on a neighborhood sidewalk and two previous shootings of a bicyclist and a driver.
After the latest shooting on Wednesday night, police and the FBI refused to comment on the possibility of a serial shooter. The FBI has offered a $10,000 reward for information on the first two unsolved shootings that authorities say are related — though they haven’t said how.
In the latest case, 65-year-old William Connole was found on a sidewalk along a main street in Loveland.
Family and neighbors say Connole had survived cancer and often took late-night walks through his quiet neighborhood.
The bicyclist, 48-year-old John Jacoby, was found dead May 18 along a rural road in Windsor. On April 22, Cori Romero, 21, was driving on Interstate 25 when she was shot in the neck. She survived. All three shootings occurred within 15 miles of each other.
Drivers in northern Colorado have reported a string of broken vehicle windows since the I-25 shooting. Investigators so far have found no indication that gunshots were involved in those cases.