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Police investigate domestic violence homicide

Released on Friday, May 21, 2021
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  • Public Information Officer, Fort Collins Police Services, 970-818-8950,, Website:

Around 4:30 a.m. on May 21, 2021, Fort Collins Police Services responded to a residential shooting in the 1600 block of Sagewood Drive.

The two involved people lived in the home together, and police learned that verbal arguments and physical violence had occurred between them overnight. The woman reportedly shot the man, then called police to report the incident and remained on scene. The man was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The Larimer County Coroner will determine cause and manner of death and will release his identity at a later time. Investigators have no indication of any threat to the community.

"Domestic violence creates layers of pain and tragedy, and it happens among people in all walks of life," said Assistant Chief Tim Doran, who leads the Criminal Investigations Division. "Our hearts are with all impacted by this situation. Please know that resources are available in our community if you or someone you love is experiencing abuse."

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident to determine what, if any charges, are appropriate. Anyone with information, who has not already spoken to police, is encouraged to contact Detective Laura Knudsen at 970-416-2771. People who wish to remain anonymous may also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or

Information about domestic abuse resources in our community is available from Crossroads Safehouse at