- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

FAIRPLAY, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation reports that at least 72 shots were fired during the Park County gun battle that killed a sheriff’s deputy and left two other officers wounded.

Park County Sheriff’s Cpl. Nate Carrigan was killed and two other deputies were injured on Feb. 24 about 45 miles southwest of Denver. The man who shot them, 58-year-old Martin Wirth, was killed when deputies returned fire.

KCNC-TV reports (https://cbsloc.al/28SUHfo ) that according to an incomplete report from the bureau, the deputies went to Wirth’s home to evict him after he failed to make mortgage payments. During the confrontation, the report says Wirth opened fire and authorities fired back.

Investigators say they found a loaded .45-caliber magazine in the snow near Wirth.


Information from: KCNC-TV, https://www.cbsdenver.com

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