Montrose Co. Sheriff's Deputy Shot, Suspect Found Dead
KREX News Room
MONTROSE COUNTY, Colo. One suspect is reportedly dead and a Montrose County Sheriff's deputy has been shot following an early morning domestic violence call.
According to Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap, deputies responded to a call of a domestic violence dispute just before 2 a.m. Monday morning.
Dunlap says a female victim left her home to call authorities from her cell phone and report a domestic violence situation.
When deputies arrived at the couple's home to speak to the male party in the dispute, a male suspect opened fire and shot two rounds at the deputies.
"Once the deputy was shot then we activated the resources of Montrose County Special Response Team, Montrose Police Department S.W.A.T and we also received assistance from Mesa County swat team," said Rick Dunlap, Montrose County Sheriff.
A Montrose County Deputy was hit in the stomach and airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital where he underwent surgery Monday morning.
No word yet on the extent of the deputy's injuries or their condition at this time.
The suspect has not yet been identified but we are told he is in his fifties.
"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, Montrose County Sheriff.
They say they believe this is the suspect that shot at the deputies and the public has no need to fear for their safety.
Highway 92 was closed while authorities worked to get inside the suspect's home. The roadway has since reopened.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is taking over the case.
We will continue to bring you updates on this story as it unfolds.