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CBI investigates officer involved shooting in Canon City

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Posted at 8:35 PM, May 02, 2021

FREMONT COUNTY, Colorado — A man is dead and another injured following an officer-involved shooting late Saturday evening in Cañon City. According to a news release issued by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, two members of Cañon City Police Department were attempting to make contact with the driver of a 1999 Infiniti at around 10:00 p.m. near the Quality Inn motel along US Hwy 50 and Dozier Avenue.

At some point, shots were fired. The 28-year-old driver was later pronounced dead. A 20-year old male passenger was also shot. The bureau said he is expected to survive his injuries.

The 28-year old man was later identified as Dalton Buckholz. According to his autopsy report, he was shot 4 times by police, once in the neck, the chest, and two of his fingers. According to the toxicology report he had amphetamines, methamphetamine, and morphine in his system. The autopsy listed the gunshot wounds as the cause of death.

The circumstances surrounding the police contact and the shooting are under investigation. The CBI is investigating the incident at the request of the Cañon City Police Department.

The two officers were not injured during the incident. They have been placed on administrative leave per department policy. Additional details will be released as they become available.