Deputy in Stable Condition after Crawford Shooting
CRAWFORD, Colo. - The Colorado Bureau of Investigations is continuing to look into the incident that left one man dead and sent a Montrose County Sheriff's deputy to St. Mary's Hospital with a gun shot wound. Sheriff's officials say the deputy, Corey Larsen, is now in stable condition after suffering a gun shot wound to the stomach. Authorities say Larsen and another deputy, Dustin Harlow, were investigating a domestic dispute call just before 2:00 a.m. on Monday. When they arrived at a home to speak to the male party in the dispute, officials say he opened the door and shot at the deputies. Larsen was hit once in his bullet-proof vest the second shot hit him in the stomach. He was airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital where he underwent surgery. The suspect is being described as a male in his 50's but has yet to be identified. "We did make entry into the residence, the SWAT teams made entry and upon entry they discovered one deceased male inside the residence," said Rick Dunlap, the Montrose County Sheriff. Officials say they believe that man is the same one that was shooting at the deputies. Investigators have yet to say if the deputies returned fire after being shot at and the cause of death for the suspect will be released by the corner's office. Stay tuned to NewsChannel 5 for the latest on this developing case.