Weld County Sheriff: Man shot grandfather during altercation


Credit: Weld County Sheriff’s Office

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — The Weld County Sheriff’s Office said a man is believed to have shot his grandfather during an altercation Thursday morning.

Deputies were dispatched to the 1700 block of 49th Street near Evans shortly after 7:45 a.m. Thursday. A woman had reported her grandson had shot his grandfather.

“When deputies arrived on scene, they learned that an argument took place between the grandson and a member of the immediate family. The grandson then walked into his grandfather’s room and grabbed a rifle. The 78 year-old-grandfather attempted to stop his grandson and in result, ended up being shot in the abdomen area,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement Thursday afternoon.

The grandfather was taken to a local hospital, where he is in stable condition.

The grandson, 29-year-old Andrew Ramon Salazar, was located shortly after deputies arrived at the scene.  He was taken into custody and is charged with first-degree assault, two counts of felony menacing and one count of third-degree assault. He is being held at the Weld County Jail.

Most Read

Top Stories

More Home Page Top Stories