Mar 31st, 2023

March 31, 2023 CBI – Moffat County, CO – The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is assisting with a fatal officer-involved shooting in Moffat County on Friday.

On Friday, March 31, 2023, at approximately 8:58 a.m., officers from the Craig Police Department (CPD) and deputies with the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) attempted to make contact with an adult male outside the Cool Water Grille at 337 W. Victory Way in Craig. The suspect, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant, ran from the officers.  

Officers chased the subject who displayed a firearm and an officer involved shooting occurred. The subject was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. A firearm was recovered at the scene.

No other community members or officers were injured in this incident, and there is no ongoing threat to the public.

In accordance with Colorado Revised Statute 16-2.5-301, the 14th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team is the lead investigative agency for this shooting. This is an ongoing investigation and information will be released as appropriate. All updates, with the exception of naming the involved officer, will come from the CIRT.