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Officer Involved Shooting in Frisco; Suspect’s Advisement Delayed

Media Release from the Office of the District Attorney

Media Contact:

Contact: PIO, John Bryan

jbryan@da5.us

(478) 954-1909

On January 14, 2019 at approximately 7:30 P.M., in the Town of Frisco, there was an officer involved shooting.  A Town of Frisco police officer fired two rounds in a disturbance occurring in the parking lot at a Whole Foods store, after the suspect threatened the officer’s personal safety with the vehicle he was driving.  The suspect, later identified as Derek Baker, is a thirty-three-year-old resident of Loveland, Colorado, was wounded in the arm.   Baker was transported to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, treated and released.

Upon his release, he was booked into the Summit County Detention facility on charges of attempted vehicular assault, menacing, eluding and disorderly conduct.   He was due to be advised in Summit County Court today.  However, due to a medical issue, not directly related to this incident, his advisement hearing has been postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as he is capable of appearing in court.

The matter is being investigated by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.  Due to the complexity of the investigation, final criminal charges will likely be delayed until the Office of the District Attorney can review available records and reports.

The officer who shot Baker has been placed on administrative leave by the Town of Frisco Police Department, a standard practice in such an incident.

All persons mentioned are presumed innocent unless and until the contrary is proven a court of law.

Media Contact:

Contact: PIO, John Bryan

jbryan@da5.us

C: 478-954-1909