Suspect dies after being shot by Larimer deputies

Investigators say deputies were responding to an accident near Highway 392 and County Road 9 involving a stolen vehicle Friday night when it happened.

FORT COLLINS - Authorities confirmed to 9NEWS a suspect Larimer deputies shot after a foot chase in a field Friday died in the hospital overnight.

Deputies shot Chet Knuppel during a foot chase Friday night near the intersection of Highway 392 and County Road 9, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office says.

Beginning around 7:30 p.m., Larimer County deputies were in hot pursuit of a stolen vehicle out of Fort Collins that crashed in a field near 392 and C.R. 9 close to Duck Lake, the Sheriff's Office says in a release.

Deputies gave chase on foot when Knuppel, 25, of Fort Collins, fled and one officer fired at Knuppel, who was promptly taken to the Medical Center of the Rockies where he later died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Investigators with the 8th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team are asking for any potential witnesses to the shooting to come forward - specifically two people in a white Jeep Cherokee who were possibly involved in an accident near the intersection of Timberline Road and 392 around 7:30 p.m. Friday night.

They were last seen traveling west on 392.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Estes Park Police Department tip line at 970-577-3838.

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