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Weld County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Involved Shooting

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at approximately 09:21 pm, Deputies with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2200 block of NW C Street, in Greeley, on a report of a disturbance involving a weapon. It was reported that a male party was possibly armed with a firearm.

Upon arrival, deputies were confronted by the suspect at the front of the residence. The suspect began shooting towards the deputies striking one of them in the thigh and abdomen area. Deputies returned fire and shot the suspect. The wounded deputy was rushed to a nearby hospital and is undergoing surgery, he remains in stable condition. The deputy is expected to survive. The deputy wounded has been with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years. The suspect was transported to the hospital and his condition remains unknown at this time.

In accordance with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures, the deputies involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

The Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) has been activated to investigate this incident, and all media requests will be handled by the Weld County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer. This is an active investigation and details will be released as they become available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Sgt. Tom Walde at 970-350-9604.