FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A domestic violence suspect was fatally shot by deputies at a landfill in Larimer County Thursday afternoon, the sheriff's office said.
According to a release from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, a woman told them Thursday morning that earlier in the week she was assaulted by a person she knew, that he had broken into her home and that he was making threats of violence against her and her children. She said he was most likely armed with a handgun.
Deputies tracked the suspect, identified by the Larimer County coroner's office as 25-year-old Aerie Sadler, to the Larimer County Landfill and tried to contact him at 1:55 p.m. The sheriff's office said two deputies fired their weapons and hit him. It's unclear what led up to the shooting.
Deputies helped Sadler and called for emergency medical services, according to the release. The sheriff's office said a handgun was found next to him.
Sadler later died at a hospital, according to LCSO.
The sheriff's office said Sadler was not an employee of the landfill.
No deputies were injured, and the Eighth Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the shooting.
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