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[Updated] Suspect arrested for shooting

Released on Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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  • Public Information Officer, Fort Collins Police Services, 970-818-8950, fcpsmedia@fcgov.com, Website: www.fcgov.com/police/

On June 23, 2021 around 1:15 a.m., police responded to a shooting with injuries at a home in the 3300 block of Red Mountain Drive. Three adult residents were in the house when the incident occurred.

Officers learned that resident Samuel Power, 18, had been acting erratically and woke up the other two people. After a brief discussion, Power reportedly fired numerous shots, striking the female resident. The woman was able to leave the house and called police. The male resident convinced Power to drop the gun and kept him inside until police arrived. The woman was transported to an area hospital and is expected to recover. Power was safely taken into custody and arrested for First Degree Assault (class 3 felony).

“Incidents involving gun violence have a lasting impact," said Criminal Investigations Lieutenant Jerrod Kinsman. "Our detectives and victim advocates will continue supporting the victims throughout the investigative and judicial processes."

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending. Anyone with information, who has not already spoken to police, is asked to contact Detective CJ O'Loughlin at 970-416-2571. People who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868.

All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and all parties must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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Additional charges have been filed in this case. In total, Power faces the following charges:
1st Degree Attempted Murder (class 2 felony)
First Degree Assault (class 3 felony)
Felony Menacing - 2 counts (class 5 felony)
Prohibited Use of a Weapon (class 2 misdemeanor)

All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and all parties must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.