FORT LUPTON, Colo. (CBS4)– Matthew Cotter, the teen who admitted to shooting Fort Lupton Police Sgt. Chris Pelton, will appear before a judge on Wednesday. Cotter, 19, is facing several charges, including attempted murder.
Pelton and other Fort Lupton officers responded to a home after residents say their daughter’s boyfriend showed up in the front driveway with a gun on Dec. 2.
Cotter had dated the girl, but the two broke up in August. Officers shot him after they say Cotter hid behind a fence, ambushed officers and shot Pelton in the face.
Pelton is out of a Denver ICU after undergoing surgeries for gunshot wound.
Cotter remains in custody on a $5 million bond.
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