Officer-involved shooting under investigation in southern Colorado


SAGUACHE COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - An officer-involved shooting is under investigation after authorities say a Moffat man pointed a handgun at two deputies.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says 45-year-old Jason Ingalsbe is now facing charges of attempted first-degree assault and felony menacing. Ingalsbe was booked into the Saguache County Jail and is being held on a $75,000 bond.

On Sunday, Saguache County sheriff's deputies and a Colorado State Patrol trooper were called to 62301 County Road EE, just outside the town of Moffat about 60 miles southwest of Pueblo. The call involved a man with a gun.

Once they arrived on scene, the three deputies and trooper identified themselves as law enforcement officials to Ingalsbe, who was inside the home.

In a news release, the CBI states Ingalsbe started yelling at the officers and came out of the residence with a handgun. Ingalsbe then pointed the handgun at the responding officers. Two deputies then fired at Ingalsbe. Ingalsbe was taken to the San Luis Valley Regional Medical center where he was treated and released for a gunshot wound.

Ingalsbe was later booked into the Saguache County Jail.

The two deputies that fired shots at Ingalsbe were placed on administrative leave, per the policy of the sheriff's office.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has been requested to lead the investigation, and is working in cooperation with the CSP, SCSO and the 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.