Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume activated the 14th Judicial District’s Critical Incident Team Monday afternoon to investigate the shooting since it involved a deputy from his office, according to the Craig Daily Press.
Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Shock was the officer involved and has been placed on paid administrative leave following the incident, which Hume explained is standard procedure and doesn’t insinuate wrong-doing on anyone’s part.
Shock was on patrol when the incident took place. Northwest Colorado law enforcement agencies such as the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and CPW, as well as others, routinely work together to patrol the 4,800 square miles that make up Moffat County.
U.S. 40 east of Dinosaur was closed for several hours following the event while members of the Critical Incident Team conducted their investigation.
The investigation by the Critical Incident Team is still under way and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office will complete its own internal investigation to determine whether any of its policies or procedure were violated.
Agencies attending to the scene Monday included the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Craig and Rangely police departments, Moffat County and Rio Blanco County sheriff’s offices, CPW, Colorado State Patrol, Artesia Fire Protection District, Colorado Department of Transportation, Gold Cross Ambulance out of Utah and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation out of Grand Junction, according to Hume.

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