Suspect arrested, man survives Loveland shooting

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LOVELAND, Colo. -- Police responded to a report of a shooting at 1077 Caroline Court in Loveland just after 5 p.m. Saturday, the Loveland Police Department said.

Resident Ryan Donnelly said he heard what he thought was fireworks, but instead it turned out to be gunfire.

Officers said the victim is a 39-year-old Loveland man. He was transported to an area hospital where he went through surgery and is recovering.

The suspect, Thomas Collins of Fort Collins, fled the scene in a vehicle before officers arrived, according to police. Officers were able to locate him and his vehicle.

He was transferred to another area hospital for precautionary measures because he claimed an injury suffered during a fight with the victim, police said.

The preliminary investigation shows Collins came to victim’s Loveland home to confront him about a disagreement they had. It is alleged that during the confrontation that Collins shot the victim at least once.

Investigators said Collins was driven to Loveland by Angelique Smith, who was later arrested.

Anyone with information about the case and has not spoken to police is asked to call Det. Eric Lintz at 970-962-2225.