GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - On Monday, March 9, 2015, at approximately 2:18 p.m., Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager Nathan Martinez of Rangely and Moffat County Sheriff's Deputy Brent Shock were investigating a suspicious vehicle parked off the road along Hwy. 40, near mile marker 10, east of Dinosaur.
Martinez and Shock encountered a male and female at the location. According to investigators with the 14th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team, the male and female briefly took the deputy and the wildlife officer hostage.
After a struggle, the male was shot and died at the scene. The female, 43 year-old Georgie Hand, is currently in custody in Moffat County.
The name of the deceased male has not been released pending notification of next of kin.
Wildlife officer Martinez and deputy Shock were not injured and are currently on paid administrative leave while the investigation of the incident continues.
For more information about the investigation, contact Donna Zulian, Communications Director for the 14th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team at 970-629-0485.