UPDATE: Montrose County deputy shot near Crawford in stable condition

A man believed to have shot a deputy investigating a domestic-violence incident earlier this morning is dead, possibly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap.

The deputy, Corey Larsen, underwent surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital today and is in stable condition, Montrose County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Katie Yergensen said.

Officers were called to a residence at 1:49 a.m. and spoke with a woman outside the house, Yergensen said. When officers approached the home to speak to the man and knocked on the door, two shots were fired, one striking the deputy.

Several western Colorado law enforcement agencies are in the Crawford area are investigating the incident.

Watch for developments in this story on GJSentinel.com and in The Daily Sentinel.




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