The Rifle Police Department made a vehicle stop on the Colorado River bridge between the I-70 exit and Whiteriver Avenue this evening. Two officers made contact with the subject which unfortunately led to shots being fired. A weapon not belonging to the officers was found at the scene. The subject was transported by ambulance to the hospital by Colorado River Fire Rescue. No officers were injured.
The bridge will remain closed until the field investigation is complete. The Critical Incident Team was contacted per standard procedure and has responded to the area. They will take over the investigation. Per policy, both involved officers have been placed on administrative leave and the Rifle Police Department will perform an administrative review. Any further information will be provided by the Critical Incident Team.
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Media Contact: Walter Stowe, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Communications Officer, 970-665-0207