In Weld County, a man has been hospitalized after he was shot by a deputy at the end of a brief pursuit early on New Year's Eve.

According to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, 54-year-old Michael Dwayne Nash sped past a deputy along Highway 52 and College Avenue about 2:41 a.m. Sunday.

The deputy briefly pursued Nash after he did not pull over, a press release said.

Nash’s car came to a stop in the 200 block of McKinley Avenue in Fort Lupton.

“The suspect was armed with a handgun. The deputy discharged his weapon,” is all the press release from Weld County reveals about the incident.

Nash was shot and taken to a hospital. His condition is unknown, according to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.

Nash faces charges of felony menacing, felony eluding, prohibited use of a weapon and illegal discharge of a weapon. He also faces harassment/domestic violence charges, according to a news release from Weld County.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Lieutenant Adam Turk at (970)
351-538.