Greeley officer fatally shoots man armed with knife after three-hour standoff, police say

An officer fatally shot a man armed with a knife in Greeley after a three-hour standoff on Tuesday, police said.

At about 11 a.m. officers responded to a home in the 100 block of East 20th Street, in the Meadow Village Mobile Home Park, to arrest a man who was wanted on several warrants, police said in a news release.

The 33-year-old suspect, who was armed with a knife, barricaded himself inside a home, leading additional officers to respond to the scene.

After about three hours of negotiations, and the use of “less lethal munitions,” the suspect, armed with a knife, attempted to exit the residence toward several officers, the release said.

“One Greeley Police officer fired multiple rounds at the suspect, striking him,” the release stated. Officers rendered aid, including CPR, but the man died at the scene.

The Weld County Coroner’s Office will release the man’s identity after family has been notified. There were no other injuries.

The 19th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Det. Jared Patterson with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 970-400-2851.

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