Guilty plea entered by wanted suspect who threatened police and was shot in Greeley

GREELEY, Colo. - A wanted suspect shot by Greeley police in September entered a guilty plea Wednesday to several crimes against the officers he threatened to shoot.

Officers went to the Oasis Towers apartment building, at 609 8th Ave., to arrest Kelly Lynn Ryan on a warrant on Sept. 12. Ryan refused to open the door, police say, and threatened to shoot the officers.

"After police heard two loud banging noises, a Greeley police officer shot and wounded Ryan through a window," wrote Pamela Johnson, spokeswoman for the Weld County District Attorney, in a press release.

The shooting was later deemed justified.

Ryan was originally arrested for a total of five felony counts and two misdemeanors. As part of his guilty plea, he admitted to three counts of felony menacing. The other charges were dismissed.

The sentencing for this case is scheduled for Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. Johnson says Ryan faces a maximum of 18 years in prison.

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