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Officer-involved shooting kills man near CSU campus

Police look over a crime scene in the Stone Creek Apartment complex near Colorado State University. (Photo Credit: Skyler Leonard)

Update: 1:15 p.m. July 19

The officers involved in Saturday’s shooting, Officer Tyler Patterson and Officer Adam Brunjes, are on standard paid administrative leave, according to a press release from Fort Collins Police.


The two officers have been employed by Fort Collins Police Services since January 2014 and are assigned to the Patrol Division.

Update: 5:15 p.m. July 18

According to the Coloradoan, the man who died in the officer-involved shooting was identified as David Wheat Jr. He was not a Colorado State University student.


A 22-year-old man was shot and killed by two police officers Saturday morning at an apartment complex near Colorado State University.

Fort Collins Police arrived on scene around 4 a.m. to the Stone Creek Apartments at 1225 W. Prospect Rd. and were directed to a man armed with a knife who was assaulting a woman. Officers tried to physically restrain the man before ordering him to drop his knife, according to a press release.

Officers shot the man after he advanced toward them with a knife. The man had been threatening other individuals in the complex and threatening to take his own life. He also stabbed a woman with the knife.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name will be released pending family notification.

The woman was sent to the hospital with a non-threatening stab wound.


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