MONTROSE – Montrose Police believe the victim in a Tuesday afternoon shooting suffered a gunshot wound that was either "self inflicted or accidental," and are urging residents to respect the family's privacy.
Officers and emergency medical personnel responded to a 911 call at 1:30 p.m. at 3200 Ravens Crest Dr. in Montrose after reports of a woman who suffering a gunshot wound to her arm. Police with automatic weapons swarmed the house, and found a woman shot, according to Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn.
The victim was transported to Montrose Memorial Hospital at about 1:43 p.m. Police released the victim's name, but due to privacy policies, the Watch has opted to not publish her name.
Montrose Police Cmdr. Gene Lillard said the victim was interviewed and issued a citation for making a false police report, a class-three misdemeanor.
"There were details that were inconsistent with what had really transpired at the scene," Lillard said.
Lillard is not concerned about the possibility of an armed suspect on the loose.
"We believe there is no man on the loose at this time," he said.
An officer of the Montrose Police force lives in the home where the shooting occurred, with his wife and children; Chinn said no family members were at home when the shooting incident occurred.
PUBLISHED AT 4:13 P.M. ON AUG. 20, 2013
Woman Shot in Cop’s Home; Police Investigation Underway
MONTROSE — Police detectives are investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday afternoon at the home of an on-duty Montrose police officer. One unknown female was found shot and, according to police, she is indirectly related to the officer.
Officers and emergency medical personnel responded to a 911 call at 1:30 p.m. at 3200 Ravens Crest Dr. after reports of shots fired.
Police with automatic weapons swarmed in and found a woman shot, according to Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn.
The woman was transported to Montrose Memorial Hospital at about 1:43 p.m., with a gunshot wound. Her name and condition have not been released.
An officer of the Montrose Police force lives in the home with his wife and children, Chinn said. He added that neither the officer nor his family are suspects.
"He is not a suspect; we have no suspects at this time," Chinn said, adding that the officer's children and wife were not present at the time of the shooting.
Chinn said more information would be released in the coming hours.
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Anyone with information is asked to call the Montrose Police Department at 970/252-5200.
POSTED AT 1:45 P.M. ON TUESDAY, AUG. 20
Police on the Scene of Shooting in Montrose
MONTROSE – The Montrose Police Department is on the scene of a shooting that occurred midday on Tuesday at a residence located at the corner of Wheat Grass Drive and Raven Crest Drive in Montrose.
A Montrose police official said one person has been shot and there is no word on that victim’s injuries. Police also said at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday that the scene continues to be unsafe surrounding the residence.