On Saturday, at approximately 2:15 a.m., the Longmont Police Department, or LPD, was dispatched to Longmont United Hospital on a report of a shooting which led to a victim’s hospitalization.
When they arrived, officers learned that a 22-year-old male had driven himself to the hospital after he was shot by an unknown suspect.
According to the victim, he was driving in the area of Grandview Meadows Drive and Clover Basin Drive when he was flagged down by a male wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a black backpack.
The victim approached the male and rolled down his passenger window. The suspect, in an apparent effort to steal items from within the vehicle, reached through the window and began grabbing objects. When the victim tried to retrieve the items being taken away, the suspect produced a handgun and shot him.
As the victim fled the scene in his car, the suspect continued to fire his handgun an unknown number of times. At least one shot hit the victim’s vehicle.
Due to the severity of his injuries — he is being treated for a gunshot wound to the right shoulder traveling to his neck — the victim was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital via Flight for Life, according to Robin Ericson with LPD. He is expected to survive.
LPD detectives are following up on several leads and possible suspects at this time.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Cody Clark with the LPD at 303-774-4392 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) if they wish to remain anonymous.