CSU doctoral candidate shot by police released from hospital, arrested

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Colorado State University doctoral candidate who was shot by police in September was released from the hospital this week, and was promptly arrested by Fort Collins police officers.

Fort Collins Police confirmed Jordan Tyler Koehn, 24, was arrested on felony menacing charges Monday, shortly after he was released from a city hospital where he was being treated for four gunshot wounds he suffered during an incident with police on Sept. 29.

According to members of Koehn’s family who placed 911 calls, Koehn was drunk and suicidal on the evening of Sept 29. Police said officers responded to Koehn’s residence at 3501 Stover St. around 6:42 p.m., at which time, the 24-year-old grabbed a handgun, pointed it at himself and eventually at officers.

Police said officer Brinton Deighton fired four rounds, all of which hit Koehn, who was taken to a nearby hospital for surgery. Medical staff at the hospital reportedly told police Koehn’s blood-alcohol level was 0.45, which is high enough to be fatal.

No officers were injured in the incident, and a Deighton’s decision to fire four rounds was ruled justifiable after being investigated by the Larimer County District Attorney.

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