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Young person dead after shooting, crash in Longmont

Longmont Police said the victim was found with gunshot wounds after crashing into a pole Friday night.

LONGMONT, Colo. — The Longmont Police Department (LPD) is investigating the death of a young person who got into a crash after being shot Friday night.

LPD said they received a report of shots fired near Twin Peaks Square Shopping Center at around 9 p.m. 

An officer arrived to find a large group of people attending a "car meet up" and identified a suspect vehicle that some juveniles were running to. 

Police said when the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, a passenger in the back seat got out and fled the scene. The other passengers were all arrested but have since been released to their parents, according to police.

LPD later received another call of a car accident at the intersection of Nelson Road and Hover Street, where a vehicle had crashed into a pole. When officers arrived, they found the driver, a juvenile male, suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. His name and age have not been released.

LPD have identified a "suspect of interest" and are continuing their investigation.

LPD is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the incidents or has video to contact Detective Daniel Kilian at 303-774-3693 or e-mail him at daniel.kilian@longmontcolorado.gov. The police report number is 23-2740.


Anyone with information can also contact Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at info@nococrimestoppers.com or 1-800-222-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Calls to the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers are not recorded and the phone does not have caller ID, according to the NoCoCrimestoppers website. A coordinator completes a tips information form, makes initial inquiries and passes the information along to investigators. 

A two-way dialogue system online also allows tipsters to come back and provide additional information and ask questions.  

A community board of directors meets regularly to evaluate arrests and determine reward amounts. 

> More information about Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional NoCo Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here.

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