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Death Investigation 12-15-2019 Update

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Death Investigation Update

 

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a pursuit that took place at approximately 1355 hours, near HWY 14 and WCR 49. Law enforcement agencies were notified of a white Toyota Camry, bearing Iowa plates was traveling westbound on HWY 14. The vehicle was associated with a homicide and armed bank robbery out of Illinois.

A Colorado State Patrol Trooper and an officer with the Ault Police Department spotted the vehicle near HWY 14 and WCR 49. The trooper pulled behind the vehicle which accelerated and reached speeds over 100mph. Both the trooper and Ault police officer pursued the vehicle until it wrecked near the intersection of WCR 92 and HWY 85.

The male driver fired gun shots outside the vehicle. It is not believed that any law enforcement officer fired their weapon. The trooper and Ault Police Officer held the scene until the arrival of the Weld County Regional SWAT Team. The SWAT team approached the vehicle finding the male suspect deceased next to the vehicle.

This is an active investigation and no other information will be released at this time.

 

 

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sherriff’s Office at 970-356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward