Wounded deputy out of hospital

A Montrose County sheriff’s deputy shot twice early Monday during a domestic violence call was released Tuesday from St. Mary’s Hospital, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Deputy Corey Larsen, who was in surgery on Monday afternoon, “will be recuperating at home in Montrose,” the agency said in a release.

The Sheriff’s Department has said Larsen was shot in the chest and abdomen — one round was stopped by a protective vest — while trying to contact the suspect in a domestic violence call at 81301 E 81 Road. The suspected shooter, Kent Calhoun, 52, was found dead inside the home when authorities entered around 9:45 a.m.

Calhoun, a ditch rider for the Fruitland Irrigation Co., was fired from his job last week and was given 30 days to leave the E 81 Road home, according to Danny Todd, president of the irrigation company.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation, which is overseeing an investigation, refused Tuesday to disclose the weapon believed to have been used to shoot Larsen but described it as a large-caliber revolver.

“The support we’ve received from the community has been simply incredible,” Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap was quoted in a CBI release on Tuesday. “We continue to focus our thoughts and prayers for Deputy Larsen’s speedy recovery, and we’re here to provide whatever assistance necessary for not only his family, but also our staff impacted by this incident.”


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