One injured in officer-involved shooting near Greeley elementary school

GREELEY, Colo. — A man was taken to a hospital after an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday morning, the Greeley Police Department said.

Police responded to a home about 8:40 a.m. near 40th Avenue and Seventh Street, just east of Shawsheen Elementary School, on a report of a suspicious vehicle.

When officers attempted to contact the man, a short foot pursuit ensued.

Police said the man displayed a knife. A stun gun was deployed, but it was unsuccessful in subduing the man, police said.

The officer then fired his gun, injuring the man. The name and age of the man, who was taken to North Colorado Medical Center, weren’t released.

The extent of the injuries is not known. No officers were injured.

Shawsheen Elementary School was placed on lockdown for about 40 minutes, the Greeley-Evans School District 6 said.

The Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the shooting.

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