Fort Collins PD ends relationship between couple on New Years Day.

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  1. The-Fly

    The-Fly The Bofh

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    Glad to hear the good guys are unharmed.

    http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=129949&catid=339

    Hours after a Brighton woman who was kidnapped by her ex-fiance earlier this week escaped safely, police say her kidnapper was wounded in an officer-involved shooting. Law enforcement officials say Dennis Cox has died.


    Police in Laramie, Wyo. say 48-year-old Julie Ann Kilgore was found safe Friday morning after she was held against her will at a Ramada Inn.

    Brighton Police say Kilgore was taken from her home on Tuesday afternoon by 50-year-old Dennis Gene Cox.

    "As far as we're concerned, he's a nice guy. We never knew his background. He was very respectful of us and all our family. We had nothing against him whatsoever," said Ray Kilgore, Julie Ann's father.

    Friday afternoon, Fort Collins Police say a man matching Cox's description was shot in a confrontation with three police officers at a car wash on North College Avenue.

    Laramie Police says the FBI confirmed to them the man was Cox.

    "He had a pistol and he was holding it to his head and they were yelling, 'drop the gun! drop the gun'," said Daniel Harris, an eyewitness.

    Investigators say the man pointed a gun at the officers and the officers shot him.

    "We heard three or four gunshots, maybe more," said Leteric Parker, another eyewitness.

    He was taken to Poudre Valley Hospital, but his condition was not released. Later Friday, law enforcement officials said he died.

    According to Laramie Police, Kilgore managed to escape from the motel and call for help just before 10 a.m. on Friday. She was taken to Ivinson Memorial Hospital and police say they are not aware of any physical injuries.

    "The victim was able to escape from the room she was in. She hid behind the desk clerk and they called for help," Cushman said.

    Investigators also found the Ford Taurus they believed Cox was driving in an alley in the center of Laramie on Friday.

    They notified Laramie residents using an emergency phone notification service that Cox could be in the area and may be armed. Police believe he may have had a handgun and a Taser.

    Deputies with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office were also searching for Cox on both Interstate 25 and US 287 on Friday morning.

    Laramie Police say they believed Cox was suicidal and wanted to die in a police shooting.
     
  2. mitchshrader

    mitchshrader Deceased

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    sorry for the officers having to do that cowards job for him.
     

  3. JoeDanger

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    Wow...it's been a wild couple of days in the cowboy state. Good work on behalf of Ft. Collins PD in taking care of this problem. Glad that the good guys walked away unharmed in this.

    A Lincoln County (western Wyoming) deputy was shot yesterday trying to serve an arrest warrant. We were in a standoff with him until about 2130 last night after he barricaded inside his residence.
     
  4. CW Mock

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    Cool ... we were looking for them since the BOLO came out. Good to see it ended up as it should.
     
  5. COLOSHOOTR

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    Same here... Good thing they didn't make it here though because an ending like that here always screams excessive force or police misconduct. Just because 9news hates our Dept. though so who cares.... Glad all turned out okay and that all Ft Collins officers went home safe!
     
  6. AngryBassets

    AngryBassets Jagenden Übel

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    I'll just quote my post from the Ft Collins Christmas Day OIS thread:

    They have proven this yet again, unless it's just a holiday thing. I'll be watching closely on MLK Day (next holiday).