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Summit County Sheriff's Office

Posted on: December 26, 2016

Shooting 12.25.2016

Date: December 25, 2016

Contact: Joel Cochran, Undersheriff

Summit County Sheriff's Office



Contact: Tom Wickman, Police Chief

Frisco Police Department



On Sunday evening at approximately 11:23 p.m. the Breckenridge Police Department requested officers in the County to be on the look-out for a black Toyota 4x4. The vehicle had minutes before been reported as stolen from outside the Breckenridge 7-11 where it had been left idling in the parking lot. 

Sheriff Deputies observed a vehicle matching the description at about 11:29 p.m. and stopped the vehicle on 10 Mile Road just off of Summit Drive in Frisco. A Frisco Police Officer and Colorado State Patrol Trooper arrived on scene to backup the Deputies. 

The male upon contact held a knife to himself in a threatening manner and refused to respond to orders from Officers. Officers used less-lethal means to attempt to disarm the male. These efforts were not successful and the male charged at Officers with the knife held in a threatening manner. A deputy fired several rounds at the male hitting him in the hand. Officers immediately rendered aid to the male before an ambulance arrived. 

The male was arrested and medical assistance called to the scene. He was transported to the St. Anthony Summit Medical Center where he was admitted. 

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has been requested to process the scene of the shooting and conduct an investigation at the request of the Summit County Sheriff and Frisco Police Department. 

The procedure of both departments is to withhold the identity of the officers involved at this time. In addition, is is also the procedure for the Sheriff's Office to place the Deputy involved in the shooting on paid administrative leave until an internal review is conducted. 

This is an active investigation and as such no other details are available for release right now. There are no outstanding suspects and the public is not in any danger. Further details of the investigation will be released as the investigation concludes and they become available. 

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