WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A dispute between a husband and wife ended in an officer-involved shooting in the town of Milliken overnight Wednesday. Both the man and woman were injured.
Multiple agencies were on scene Wednesday morning of a home at 764 Saddleback Drive. Officers responded to the house at approximately 12:40 a.m. and arrived to find the suspect, Andrew Gerold, 28, male in possession of a firearm. His wife had been shot in the leg.
Police said Gerold randomly fired his weapon at least once while officers were inside the home.
“At some point in time shots were fired while officers were inside the house. Apparently he had taken the female downstairs and during that time he was downstairs, officers attempted to negotiate with him. During that time another shot rang out and that’s when officers confronted him and engaged him,” said Greeley Police Sgt. Joe Tymkowych.
Three officers fired at Gerold, injuring him. After he was detained, paramedics gave medical aid to both Gerold and his wife, and the two were transported to hospitals, Sgt. Tymkowych said. No word on their conditions.
The couple’s two children and two other adults were in the home at the time. No one else was injured. According to investigators, Gerold and his wife had been arguing throughout the night Tuesday.
Gerold, who has prior felony convictions for theft and robbery, now faces assault, menacing, and weapons charges.
Milliken is a town of about 6,000 near Greeley.