Moffat man shot, killed by neighbor
CRAIG — The fatal shooting of a Moffat County man by his neighbor is being investigated as a self-defense case.
The Craig Daily Press reports that 50-year-old Ron Torgersen was shot by his neighbor David Hazelip on June 24 in a development called Wilderness Ranch.
Torgersen died of his wounds on Wednesday in Grand Junction.
A statement released by the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating a claim of self-defense.
Lt. KC Hume with Moffat County Sheriff’s Office says that Torgersen and 58-year-old Hazelip owned neighboring properties in Wilderness Ranch and both fired weapons that day.
No charges have been filed. An autopsy was planned.