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Shooting Investigation in the 1700 block of 49th Street

On Thursday, October 4, 2018 at approximately 07:49 a.m.,Suspect Photo   deputies with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a shooting in the 1700 block of 49th Street, near Evans. A citizen reported that her grandson had shot his grandfather.

When deputies arrived on scene, they learned that an argument took place between the grandson and a member of the immediate family. The grandson then walked into his grandfather’s room and grabbed a rifle. The 78 year-old-grandfather attempted to stop his grandson and in result, ended up being shot in the abdomen area. The grandfather was transported to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.

The grandson was located shortly after deputies arrived on scene. The grandson was identified as 29-year-old, Andrew Ramon Salazar of Evans. Salazar was taken into custody and is being charged with, 1st Degree Assault, 2 counts of Felony Menacing and 3rd Degree Assault. Salazar is currently being held at the Weld County Jail.

All charges are merely accusations until proven guilty in a court of law. No other information will be released at this time.