At 4:50 a.m., Fort Collins 9-1-1 received a call regarding a suspicious circumstance at the America’s Best Value Inn at 1809 N. College Avenue. The caller said he heard a loud noise and a hole appeared in the ceiling above him. Fort Collins Police officers responded and attempted to make contact with the suspect. The suspect opened the door wielding a firearm and an officer fired their weapon, striking the man. The suspect is deceased. The Larimer County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the suspect at a later time. No officers or hotel guests were injured.
CIRT was notified and has responded to take over the investigation. The Loveland Police Department will be the lead investigating agency and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office will be lead for public information. The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Loveland Police Department Tip Line at 970-962-2032 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward.