STERLING, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a state corrections officer shot an inmate who was trying to escape from a courtroom in northeastern Colorado.
Twenty-nine-year-old Brian Estrada was shot at the Logan County court house in Sterling on Wednesday afternoon.READ MORE: Englewood Drinking Water Tests Positive For E. coli, Boil Order In Place
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating the shooting, says Estrada was treated at a hospital in Sterling and then taken to Denver Health Medical Center.READ MORE: Police Looking For Clues In 18-Year-Old Julian Evangelista-Short's Homicide
Court was closed for the day after the shooting. No other injuries were reported, and investigators have not released any other details.
The sheriff’s office initially said multiple officers were involved, but the corrections department later clarified that only one officer opened fire. That officer is on paid administrative leave.MORE NEWS: Some Colorado Landlords Say They're Bearing The Brunt Of The Pandemic's Economic Effects
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