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Suspect arrested on felony warrant after officer-involved shooting in Weld County identified

The incident happened after a deputy spotted a vehicle associated with a wanted person.

GREELEY, Colo. — A suspect was arrested on a felony warrant after a confrontation with officers Thursday evening at an Econo Lodge, according to the 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team.

The suspect, later identified as 41-year-old Sarah Jesser, is currently receiving medical care following the confrontation, the 19th Judicial team said.

Just before 5 p.m. Thursday, a deputy with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) was on patrol near the Econolodge at 10811 W. Interstate 25 when he or she spotted a license plate associated with a wanted person.

The deputy requested assistance, and two officers with Firestone Police department responded. The WCSO deputy and Firestone officers contacted the suspect in a hotel room. 

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During the contact, shots were fired, and the suspect was transported to a local hospital, according to the Critical Incident Response Team. It's unclear if the suspect was wounded by gunfire or if the suspect was armed.

No officers were injured. Jesser was arrested on a felony warrant.

Jesser will also be charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder.

No further information is being released due to the ongoing investigation by the 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Commander Roy Smith at 970-371-3706 or Sgt. Dennis Lobato 970-350-9685, both with the Greeley Police Department.

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