LARIMER COUNTY DEPUTY KILLS SUSPECT IN HOSTAGE STANDOFF
A deputy from Larimer County shot and killed a man in Fort Collins early Saturday after a SWAT standoff, according to a news release from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident began about 11:35 p.m. Friday, when authorities discovered that a woman was being held hostage by a man in a mobile home. The Larimer County Regional and Fort Collins Police SWAT teams were called.
After more than three hours, hostage negotiators said the man refused to release the woman. That’s when the SWAT teams entered the mobile home. The deputy, whose name has not yet been released, said he fired because he believed the suspect had a weapon in his hand and was advancing toward him.
The suspect, Philip B. Salazar, 38, was pronounced dead at Poudre Valley Hospital. He died from multiple gunshot wounds.
The female hostage was being evaluated at a hospital, the sheriff’s office said.