Judge refuses to lower $10 million bond for shootout suspect Jonathan Shank

LONGMONT, Colo. - A Boulder County judge is refusing to reduce a $10 million bond for a Longmont man accused of attempted first-degree murder in a May shootout with a Longmont police officer.

Jonathan Shank was pulled over by a police officer in Longmont at 2:15 a.m. on May 22.

"Immediately after stopping, the suspect exited his vehicle, advanced on the officer and began firing multiple rounds at the officer with an AR15-style rifle," police said in a news release.

Longmont Commander Jeffrey M. Satur said Shank fired an "amazing amount of rounds."

The officer said he got out of his car and returned fire with his police-issued Glock 17.

The officer, Brent Cairns, was not hurt, but Shank was hit at least three times.

According to the Longmont Times-Call, Shank is paralyzed on the left side of his face, cannot blink and cannot swallow.

Officer Cairns was cleared by the District Attorney's office on June 7 and has returned to work, according to Longmont Police.

7NEWS checked and found Shank has a minor criminal history from an arrest in October 2007 for DUI, careless driving, driving without proof of insurance and driving without a license.


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