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Update: Lynn Drive shooting ruled as homicide/suicide

Released on Thursday, February 20, 2020
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On February 17, 2020 at 7:02 a.m., Fort Collins Police responded to a shooting at a residence in the 6500 block of Lynn Drive. Officers responded to the home and located an injured male and deceased female. The male was transported to an area hospital but died as a result of his injuries.

The Larimer County Coroner identified the female as Robin Barrett, 56, of Fort Collins. Barrett's death was ruled a homicide caused by a gunshot wound. The Coroner identified the male as Scott Rothgery, 47, of Fort Collins. His death was ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined that Rothgery and Barrett were in a romantic relationship and lived together in the Lynn Drive home. Facts from the investigation indicate that the couple got into an argument overnight which culminated in Rothgery shooting Barrett, then himself.

Anyone with information about this incident, who has not already spoken to police, is asked to contact Detective Gary Trujillo at 970-416-2645.

"This tragedy has forever changed the lives of many people, and our hearts are with them during this incredibly difficult time," said Assistant Chief Kevin Cronin, who leads the FCPS Criminal Investigations Division. "Domestic violence is an issue that affects many people. If you or anyone you know is in a verbally or physically abusive relationship, please know you're not alone and help is available here in our community."

Domestic violence victims, family members, or anyone seeking local resources about intimate partner abuse are encouraged to contact police or Crossroads Safehouse, the largest direct service provider for victims of domestic violence in Northern Colorado. More information can be found online at (https://www.crossroadssafehouse.org/).