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Agents from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are continuing to investigate an officer-involved shooting incident in Park County on February 9, 2023, that began with a driving incident. CBI agents will present the case information to the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for review when the investigation is complete.

The 45-year-old unidentified male suspect in the incident remains hospitalized in a Denver hospital in critical condition, but is expected to survive.

The incident began at approximately 7:50 p.m. on February 9, when Park County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on U.S. 285 near the town of Bailey when the driver of a Toyota Land Cruiser failed to stop and began driving at speeds in excess of 100 mph.  Officers terminated the pursuit due to public safety concerns.

Deputies later located the vehicle in a ditch following a search of U.S. 285 near the area of Grant, Colorado. They determined the driver of the vehicle and his female passenger were inside a residence in the area, and they may have indicated to the home’s residents that their vehicle was stuck and they needed assistance.

According to Park County Deputies who contacted the residents of the home, they entered to search for the suspects. An unidentified female was immediately arrested in the home without incident. What she was charged with as a passenger of the vehicle isn’t known.

The male suspect was found hiding in that house and was shot by Park County Deputies following “some type of altercation”. There are no available details about what led to the shooting.

No deputies were injured in the incident and two Park County deputies were placed on paid administrative leave per policy. Per protocol, the CBI is coordinating with the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office on this investigation.