Truck stopped at gunpoint on US 36 resembled description from Port of Entry attempted shooting

SUPERIOR, Colo. - Police and deputies stopped a truck at gunpoint on U.S. 36 near McCaslin Boulevard Monday.

7NEWS viewer Amber Davidson submitted a photo of the stop showing a white tractor-trailer with graffiti on the side stopped just before the pedestrian bridge. In the photo, two officers are approaching the passenger side of the truck with guns drawn while others take aim over the doors of their cars.

The truck was stopped because it matched the description of the truck driven in an attempted shooting at the Port of Entry in Fort Collins, according to Laurie Ogden with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. No one was taken into custody during the stop, but Ogden said the police officers and deputies involved did record the driver's information and pass it along to the Fort Collins Police Department.

In the Port of Entry case, investigators say a man pointed a gun at an officer around 7:41 a.m. Sunday and pulled the trigger, but the firearm didn't discharge. The suspect climbed into a very dirty white semi-tractor towing a white box trailer and headed southbound on Interstate 25.

The suspect was described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic male in his early to mid-30s, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with short black hair, a mustache, and a medium build. The suspect was last seen wearing a light-colored short-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, and wraparound sunglasses.

The semi-tractor is reported to have the numbers "4177" behind the passenger-side door. The numbers may be part of a larger number.

Anyone with information about the incident, the suspect, or the vehicle should contact Officer Wes Haynes at the Fort Collins Police Department at 970-221-6540.

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