Greeley police shoot home burglary suspect


GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Greeley Police officers responded to a home burglary alarm and shot a man who exited the house with a gun, according to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.

The Greeley Police Department responded about 3:30 a.m. to the alarm on 50th Avenue, the Sheriff’s Office said in a press release, 9News reported. When they arrived, the officers heard gunshots coming from inside the house. Minutes later, a man who was holding a gun exited the house, WCSO said.

Officers gave commands to the man and then shot him, the release says. The man was struck once. Officers provided first aid until paramedics arrived and took the man to a hospital. His injuries were not life-threatening, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

WCSO didn’t release the name of the man and said there was no threat to the community.


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