Man found dead in Montrose deputy shooting, deputy identified

CRAWFORD, Colo. - The Montrose County Sheriff's Office has identified a man who killed himself after a deputy was shot during a domestic violence call on Tuesday.

The sheriff's office said Kent Calhoun, 52, of Crawford, was found dead inside a home in the Crawford area near E81 Road and State Highway 92 on Tuesday after a deputy was shot while knocking on the door.

Calhoun died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the chest, according to preliminary autopsy results released by Montrose County coroner Dr. Thomas Canfield.  Calhoun shot himself with a .44-caliber Remington-Magnum revolver, the coroner's office said.

The deputy, identified Wednesday as Corey Larsen, was shot twice -- once in the abdomen and once in the chest --  by a large caliber weapon, but was wearing a ballistic vest, the sheriff's office said. Larsen is in good condition at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction and is expected to fully recover.  

A second deputy, who was with Larsen on the call, was not hit.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting incident that occurred in the early morning hours on Tuesday.

Additional interviews were conducted with the female victim of the alleged domestic violence incident as well as members of the Montrose County Sheriff's Office who responded to the scene.

"The support we've received from the community has been simply incredible," said Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap. “We continue to focus our thoughts and prayers for Deputy Larsen's speedy recovery, and we're here to provide whatever assistance necessary for not only his family, but also our staff impacted by this incident."

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