Western Colorado shooting in Montrose leaves sheriff’s deputy unharmed and suspect hospitalized

A Sunday night shooting in Montrose left a suspect hospitalized in serious condition and a sheriff’s deputy unharmed.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is expected to investigate the shooting.

The deputy was responding to a call of a disturbance shortly before 6 p.m. by people at a house where the disturbance was occurring. Upon arriving, the deputy faced gunfire, Montrose County Sheriff Gene Lillard said. “The guy came out from behind the house and started shooting at the deputy.”

The deputy returned fire “and incapacitated the suspect,” Lillard said. “The suspect fell. The deputy was not hit. His Tahoe suffered a lot of damage.

The suspect was recovering at Montrose Regional Hospital, listed in “serious but stable” condition.

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