Shooting in Grand County

District Attorney 14thAn officer involved shooting in Grand County yesterday has left one man hospitalized and three law enforcement officers on paid administrative leave as an outside party conducts an investigation. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a burglary in progress at the Snooty Coyote Liquor Store in Tabernash. When they got there and contacted the suspect, 20-year old Connor MacLaird, the man advanced on officers with a knife. He was shot multiple times, by multiple officers, and then immediately received medical aid. MacLaird was taken by helicopter to Saint Anthony Hospital in Lakewood. He has not yet been charged. Highway 40 through the area was shut down for a brief period, while the scene was investigated, but has since been reopened. Due to the incident, and his on scene involvement, Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin has placed himself and three other Deputies on paid administrative leave. The investigation will be conducted by the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

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