PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. — The owner of a ski shop was shot and later died while interrupting a burglary in progress on Sunday night, the Pagosa Springs Police Department said.
Larry Fisher, 71, who owned the Ski and Bow Rack, was shot in the chest during the burglary.
He was airlifted to a trauma center in Lakewood, but died early Monday morning.
Police said they are working with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado State Patrol to review surveillance footage and speak with people who might have information about the incident.
The burglary happened about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the town manager.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5-foot-7. He was wearing a hooded camouflage jacket and jeans, police said.
A late 1980s to late 1990s white Toyota 4Runner or Nissan Pathfinder is being sought in connection with the incident.
The vehicle was very muddy and possibly had homemade camouflage on the bottom and a roof rack.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the sheriff’s office at 970-731-2160.