Colorado police ask for motorists help in apprehending gunman

By Greg Grisolano, Land Line staff writer | Monday, June 02, 2014

Authorities are seeking information that will lead to the arrest of a man who pulled a gun on a Port of Entry officer in Fort Collins, Colo.

At approximately 7:41 a.m. on Sunday, a man entered the southbound port of entry at Fort Collins off Interstate 25 and attempted to shoot an officer, according to reports from the Fort Collins police.

The suspect allegedly entered the POE office, pointed a firearm at the officer and pulled the trigger. When the gun failed to fire, the suspect fled via a dirty white semi-tractor towing a white box trailer heading southbound on I-25, according to reports. A description of the tractor includes the number “4177” on the passenger door.

The suspect is a male, early to mid-30s, approximately 5-foot-8 with short black hair, mustache and medium build. The suspect was last seen wearing a light-colored short sleeved shirt, jeans and wraparound sunglasses, according to authorities.

The Colorado Motor Carries Association issued an alert to its members on Sunday, asking them to keep an eye for the vehicle.

“CMCA recognizes and appreciates the critical and selfless role that Port of Entry officers perform for overall safety for our industry,” CMCA president Greg Fulton said in an email to Land Line. “The companies and employees in our organization will not tolerate any threats or attacks on any truck safety officer and are committed to trying to bring this individual to justice.” 

CMCA said if spotted, individuals should call 911 or the Fort Collins police, at 970-221-6540.

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