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Suspect named in officer-involved shooting in southwest Colorado town

Sergeant Michael Moran
Sergeant Michael Moran

CORTEZ, Colo. (KRDO) - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has released information regarding a suspect in connection to the deadly shooting that killed an officer with the Cortez Police Department (CPD).

Saturday morning, Montezuma County Coroner George W. Deavers named 44-year-old Jason Campbell of Ogden, Utah as the suspect in the shooting that killed Cortez Police Department Sergeant Michael Moran.

The CBI says another person was inside of Campbell's vehicle at the time of the incident. That person was interviewed and has been released.

They say no one is in custody with connection to this shooting at this time.

According to the CBI, investigators are continuing to conduct interviews to determine the elements and timeline of this incident.

If anyone has further information about this investigation, they are asked to contact the Cortez Police Department and the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at (970) 565-8441.

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