Police Investigate Overnight Shooting
On October 31, 2020 at approximately 12:09 a.m., Fort Collins Police Services responded to a shooting call in the 600 block of Smith Street. Through the investigation, detectives believe that the shooting occurred in-between Whedbee Street and Smith Street. The victim and suspect who knew each other arranged to meet near this location. When they met, the suspect, a juvenile male brandished a firearm, and ultimately ended up discharging it, striking the victim, who is an adult male.
The victim was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries, but in stable condition. The suspect was arrested on the following charges: 1 count of 1st Degree Assault (a class 3 felony), 1 count of Aggravated Robbery (a class 3 felony), and 3 counts of Felony Menacing (a class 5 felony).
Investigators are currently attempting to locate the firearm that was used in this incident; we are asking the community if they do locate a firearm that is not theirs, to please not touch it and contact police immediately.
"Anytime a juvenile uses a firearm in the commission of a crime, it is very concerning," said Fort Collins Police Crimes Against Persons Sergeant Heather Moore. "We continue to work with our other community partners to ensure that dangerous firearms do not end up in the hands of juveniles."
Anyone with information, who has not already spoken to police, is encouraged to contact Detective Andy Kinkead at 970-221-6557. People who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org
All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and any arrested party must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. No further information will be released at this time.