Officers Held Hostage Before Shooting

Hand, Georgie 01131972 (1)The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has released more details regarding Monday’s officer involved shooting in western Moffat County. At around 2 Monday afternoon, Colorado Parks & Wildlife Officer Nathan Martinez and Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy Bhrent Shock were investigating  a suspicious vehicle off of the road on US Highway 40 east of Dinosaur, when the officers encountered a male and female who, according to the evidence, briefly took them hostage. A struggle ensued during which the male suspect was shot fatally. The female was taken into custody. The incident is being investigated by the Critical Incident Team for the 14th Judicial District. Neither officer sustained injuries. Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. That is standard protocol for officer’s involved in the use of force. The name of the deceased party will be released once next of kin have been notified. The female has been identified as 43 year-old Georgie Hand. No additional suspects are thought to be involved. A hearing date for bond has not been set at this time.  Pictured: Georgie Hand.

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