Suspect killed in Park County stabbing, shooting identified

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PARK COUNTY, Colo. — A 17-year-old was shot and killed and another person was wounded during a┬áconfrontation on Sunday, the Park County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

The person who died was identified as Alexander James Burger, the Park County Coroner’s Office said. He died of a single gunshot wound.

Park County sheriff’s deputies responded to Park County Road 70 near Echo Valley Ranch southeast of Bailey at 4:30 p.m. on a report of an attempted carjacking.

The sheriff’s office said the victim was able to get away and find an employee of the ranch.

The employee found Burger and a confrontation took place. The employee was stabbed several times and Burger suffered at least one gunshot wound.

When deputies arrived, Burger ran off, the sheriff’s office said. He was apprehended and taken into custody just before 5 p.m.

Deputies attempted to control the bleeding from the gunshot wound, but Burger died before Platte Canyon Fire and Flight For Life arrived, the sheriff’s office said.

The stabbing victim was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood where he is in critical but stable condition.

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