Traffic stop Wednesday related to shooting of Loveland cop; 'Person of interest' taken into custody

One suspect has already turned himself in

LOVELAND, Colo. - Another person of interest in the shooting of a Loveland police officer was taken into custody Wednesday during a traffic stop.

The situation began with a DUI stop Wednesday morning near Highway 34 and Interstate 25, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office told 7NEWS. During the stop, deputies identified a passenger who was person of interest in the shooting that occurred Sunday.

The person was taken into custody and handed over to the Loveland Police Department, the Sheriff's Office said.

"An occupant of the vehicle that was stopped had unrelated, pre-existing warrants and was taken into custody by Loveland Police for those warrants," Loveland Police wrote in a report.  Police said the pre-existing warrants have nothing to do with the police officer's shooting.

The man arrested was identified by police as Richard William Brown, 21. 

Officer Garret Osilka, 36, was shot Sunday evening during a traffic stop. He was shot in the chest and is currently in intensive care at a Loveland Hospital, where his condition is slowly improving.

One suspect, 23-year-old Cody Alan Powell, surrendered to police in Fort Collins on Tuesday in connection with the case. He was arrested on charges of attempted first degree murder of a peace officer and first-degree assault.

Earlier Wednesday, Loveland Police released a statement that said, in part:

"This traffic stop was conducted as part of the on-going criminal investigation into the shooting of Officer Osilka. We will not be releasing information about this stop or other specific aspects of this on-going criminal investigation unless and until it is appropriate."

Powell is being held in the Larimer County jail and appeared in court Wednesday, where a judge set bond at $500,000.

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