Armed man shot by Greeley police after Tasers don’t stop him

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An armed man was shot by Greeley police after Tasers failed to subdue him on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.

GREELEY, Colo. — An man was shot by police after Tasers failed to stop him early Monday morning, the Greeley Police Department said.

The incident happened about 2:15 a.m. in the 1300 block of 16th Avenue. Police received reports of a suspicious and intoxicated man who was reportedly causing a disturbance.

Police tried to arrest the man, who was inside a home. Tasers were used, but they were ineffective, police said. The suspect then came toward the officers with a weapon and was shot.

The man was taken to the North Colorado Medical Center, where he underwent surgery. He is listed in critical condition.

Police said there are indications the man might have stabbed himself in the chest while officers were present.

No officers were injured. The suspect had two active arrest warrants out for felony assault and escape out of the Colorado Department of Corrections, police said.

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