GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting involving a Greeley police officer. It happened Saturday morning in unincorporated Weld County.

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Deputies and officers first responded to Missile Site Park for a suspicious person. People called 911 saying a man was near a methanol tank with a road flare in his hand.

Investigators say the man did not comply with officers commands. They then fired “less lethal rounds” which did not stop the man.

The Greeley police officer then fired his weapon at the suspect.

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That suspect was taken into custody and then taken to a hospital. His identification has not been released.

Investigators ask those with more information to call 970-400-2837 or 970-400-2870.

  1. Robert Chase says:

    “Suspicious Man Leads To Officer Involved Shooting”?!? Police shot a man because he was holding a road flare?!? Do you mean to imply that they reasonably thought he threatened to ignite methanol in a nearby tank? Shouldn’t you say so outright, if that’s what you mean? This bizarre story suggests that police are completely out of control in Weld County — if there’s any justification for this shooting, you should produce it.

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