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Suspect in custody after breaking through railroad crossing in stolen car to escape police in Colorado

Stolen car reportedly taken by shooting suspect in Colorado.
Stolen car reportedly taken by shooting suspect in Colorado.(Greeley Police)
Published: May. 30, 2022 at 5:55 PM MDT|Updated: May. 31, 2022 at 12:53 PM MDT
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GREELEY, Colo. (KKTV) - A manhunt for a shooting suspect who was able to elude police in Greeley came to an end later that same day.

Officers were called to a home on Monday after reports of someone trying to steal a vehicle. According to one of the victims, 33-year-old Cole Graves threatened them with a gun in an attempt to steal their car. The suspect eventually left the scene. Soon after the first incident, police spotted Graves and a foot chase started. During the chase, Graves reportedly shot someone who was washing his car and stole the vehicle. The shooting victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

“Graves fled in the vehicle, breaking through railroad crossing arms and nearly striking a train in-motion,” part of a news release from the Greeley Police Department reads. “Officers were unable to safely continue pursuing Graves through the crossing due to the train. Graves was last seen fleeing east on 18th Street from 4th Avenue at a high rate of speed in a stolen dark gray 1999 Toyota Corolla with Colorado plate HOC779. This vehicle has heavy windshield damage.”

Late Monday night, police announced Graves was taken into custody on multiple charges.

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