Montrose County Sheriff's Office deputy shot responding to domestic violence call

MONTROSE COUNTY, Colo. - A Montrose County Sheriff's deputy was shot Monday morning responding to a domestic violence call.

The sheriff's office said the deputies who responded to the call near Crawford met with the female victim, but when they knocked on the door of the home, the suspect fired two rounds at them.

One deputy was shot. That deputy is in surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.

“We are unaware of the deputy’s condition at this moment, but will keep the public apprised,” said Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap.

The Montrose County Sheriff’s office said it is working with the city’s SWAT Team, Special Response Team as well as Delta and Mesa County Sheriff’s offices to apprehend the suspect.

Officials are not releasing the suspect's name.

The shooting happened eight miles south of Crawford, between Hotchkiss and the north rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

The Montrose County Sheriff's Office covers 2,200 square miles. Deputies have served the area since 1876. The MCSO has over 100 employees.

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