Man shot in Garfield County after stopping to help driver

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GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. — A 31-year-old man was shot early Saturday morning after pulling over to help another driver, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

The man told investigators he saw a vehicle with its flashers on on the side of Highway 13 about nine miles north of Rifle about 12:30 a.m.

After getting out of his vehicle, someone fired a shot that hit the man who was offering assistance, the sheriff’s office said.

The man was able to return to his vehicle and drive nine miles to the Rifle Fireside Lanes bowling alley while calling 911. The man was then taken from the bowling alley to Grand River Health in Rifle.

The man was then flown to St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Grand Junction. The extent of his injuries and his condition were not released. The man has not been identified.

The sheriff’s office did not release any suspect information or details about the vehicle that was stopped.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.