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Loveland Police Officer Garret Osilka Shot During Traffic Stop, Suspect at Large-Watch Video Here

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Loveland Police Officer Shot

On March 2nd, 2014 at approximately 7:48 p.m., a Loveland Police officer made a traffic stop at the intersection of 17th Street and North Wilson Avenue. Shortly thereafter, the officer called over his radio that shots had been fired. Officers who responded to assist found that the officer had been shot during the traffic stop. The officer was taken to an area hospital.

The officer is currently in ICU. Loveland officers with the aid of several neighboring jurisdictions searched the area for the vehicle and suspect(s). During this time, Loveland Police coordinated a Blue Alert with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Police issued a “Be On The Lookout” alert for a man or woman driving a blue Jeep Cherokee and said they may be wounded. Loveland officers found the Jeep at about 1 a.m., abandoned about two miles away, in the area of Aspen Dr. and Taft Ave. Investigators aren’t sure how many people were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting. We currently don’t have any suspect descriptions.

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