Sketch released of suspect wanted in shooting of Commerce City officer

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Suspect wanted in shooting of Commerce City police officer. (Sketch: Commerce City Police Department)
Suspect wanted in shooting of Commerce City police officer. (Sketch: Commerce City Police Department)

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Investigators released a sketch late Monday night of the suspect wanted in the shooting of a Commerce City police officer over the weekend.

Police said officer Kevin Lord is home recovering after being shot at close range while making a traffic stop Sunday morning in the 9700 block of Peoria Street. He was wearing a bulletproof vest that likely saved his life.

Police are still searching for the suspect and the late-1990s model maroon Nissan Pathfinder he was driving. Police alerted the public through traffic signs along state highways in a so-called Blue Alert.

The Pathfinder has a possible Colorado license plate of 679-UNZ or 697-UNZ. The vehicle might have minor right rear bumper damage and might have damage from the shots the officer fired at the vehicle, police said.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 40s or early 50s, with brown hair, a thin build, wearing glasses and a black and white scarf around his neck.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or contact the Commerce City Police Department at 303-289-3626.

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