UPDATE | Montrose County Deputy Corey Larsen in Stable Condition After Monday Shooting

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MONTROSE COUNTY SHERIFF RICK DUNLAP stood at a roadblock on Colorado Highway 92 south of Crawford on Monday March 25, after a one of his deputies had been shot. SWAT teams from Montrose, Delta and Mesa counties found a deceased man in his mid 50's in the house where the deputy was shot. (Photo by Dean Humphrey, courtesy The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)
MONTROSE COUNTY SHERIFF RICK DUNLAP stood at a roadblock on Colorado Highway 92 south of Crawford on Monday March 25, after a one of his deputies had been shot. SWAT teams from Montrose, Delta and Mesa counties found a deceased man in his mid 50's in the house where the deputy was shot. (Photo by Dean Humphrey, courtesy The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)
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MONTROSE COUNTY - Montrose County Deputy Corey Larsen, shot twice while responding to a domestic violence call in Crawford Monday, March 25, at 1:49 a.m., is “in stable condition,” Sheriff Rick Dunlap reported today.

“He’s out of surgery and everything went well,” Dunlap said, adding that Dunlap’s “bulletproof vest definitely saved his life.”Fellow Deputy Dustin Harlow was not injured in the shooting, which took place near E81 Road and Colorado State Hwy. 92. Larsen was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, in Grand Junction, for emergency surgery.

The two officers, after speaking with a woman outside the residence who had called in the domestic violence report, “approached the residence to speak with the male involved,” according to a sheriff’s office press release. “The suspect fired at the deputies” through the door, hitting Larsen in the abdomen and chest.

Upon entering the home Monday at 9:45 a.m., officers “discovered a deceased male in the residence.

“The scene is now sealed and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation is en route to investigate,” according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

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STORY UPDATED 3/25/2013 1:30 pm:

Domestic Violence Report Leads to Deputy Shooting

Officers Find ‘Deceased Male’ Upon Entering Home

MONTROSE – Officers with the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department discovered “one deceased male” in a Crawford-area residence on Monday, March 25, at approximately 9:45 a.m.

“The scene is now sealed and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation is en route to investigate,” according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

Officers responding to a 1:49 a.m. report to 911 of a domestic disturbance first met with the female reporting party outside the residence. Proceeding to the front door, they met with two rounds of gunfire. One officer was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, in Grand Junction, for emergency surgery; no information has been released about his condition. “We will keep the community apprised,” said Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap.

The Montrose County Sheriff’s office was working with the city’s SWAT and Special Response teams and with the Delta and Mesa County Sheriff’s offices to apprehend the suspect.





ORIGINALLY REPORTED 3/25/2013 9:30 am:

Sheriff's Deputy Shot Early Monday Morning

Montrose Sheriff's Deputy shot while responding to domestic violence report undergoing surgery at St. Mary's Hospital, in Grand Junction.

MONTROSE – A Montrose County Sheriff's deputy was shot in the early hours of Monday, March 25, by a a male suspect.

Sheriff Rick Dunlap had no information about the deputy's condition late Monday morning.

“We are unaware of the deputy’s condition at this moment, but will keep the public apprised,” Dunlap said.

Deputies responding to a report of a domestic disturbance met with the reporting female outside the residence early Monday; when they knocked on the door to the residence, the suspect fired two rounds, shooting one responding deputy, who was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital. 

The sheriff’s office is working with the city’s SWAT and Special Response teams, and with the Delta and Mesa  county sheriff’s offices, to apprehend the suspect. 

Montrose County is not releasing the names of involved parties at this time. 

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March 28, 2013
I am so glad the officers involved are gonna be okay. It is so sad to see that someone would do them harm when they are here to protect us from the EVIL that lurks all around us. God bless all of these fine officers who put their lives on the line for all of us everyday. TRUE HEROS TO THE END.