Adam Fulford's rap sheet was relatively benign by the time law enforcement arrived at the Fort Collins apartment where he was staying Thursday night. The 33-year-old Loveland man had some driving infractions, a disorderly conduct conviction, and had spent a stint in the Larimer County Jail for a drunk driving conviction.

But a late-night brush with the law involving heroin and a loaded rifle served as the precursor to the 14-hour manhunt that sent police scrambling after Fulford overnight Thursday and into Friday morning. In the hours after he fled the Fort Collins apartment, Fulford allegedly shot a taxi driver and stole two vehicles while eluding police, crashing the last stolen vehicle into a sedan full of bystanders in Loveland.

Fulford and the vehicle's occupants — an unidentified female driver and two unidentified juveniles — were all injured in the crash that ended the pursuit at 8:35 a.m. Friday.

"This is obviously a tragedy for the community, not only for the woman and two children who were hurt, but for the other members of the public who were endangered by (Fulford's) actions," Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said during a Friday afternoon press conference.

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