Montrose Officer Shoots Teen After Being Attacked

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MONTROSE, COLO. (AP) _ A critical incident team will investigate an officer-involved shooting in Montrose, following an attack that allegedly occurred late Monday.

Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn says officer Geo Mendoza shot at a 17-year-old boy after the teen attacked Mendoza, who had Responded to a burglar alarm at a business.

Mendoza missed, and the teen was not hurt.

The officer was treated for undisclosed injuries, then negotiated with the suspect to surrender. Police arrested the boy on suspicion of first-degree burglary and first-degree assault.

He was taken to Grand Mesa Youth Services in Grand Junction. Mendoza and another officer involved in the incident have been placed on leave.

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