Suspect dies following police pursuit, shooting in northeast Colorado

Posted at 1:13 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 15:20:33-05

PHILLIPS COUNTY, Colo. — A suspect died following a police shooting in northeast Colorado Monday evening.

On Dec. 28 at 10:44 p.m. around the intersection of S. Sherman Avenue and Phillips County Road 20, officers with the Holyoke Police Department attempted to stop a suspect who had an outstanding felon warrant and was driving a vehicle.

The driver was speeding as he or she fled from officers along County Road 20, according to police.

With the help of a Phillips County Sheriff's Office deputy, Holyoke police pursued the driver.

The suspect drove through open fields and ended up getting stuck in a snow-filled creek bed between County Road 37 and County Road 35, south of County Road 22, according to police.

The police department said "as officers approached the vehicle, several shots were fired."

The suspect was injured and, despite officers rendering aid, died at the scene.

Police were not injured during the incident.

The suspect's name has not been released.

This is an ongoing investigation by the 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

No other information or details on the shooting were available as of Tuesday afternoon.