Granby man dies by suicide after suspected hit-and-run

A man died from a self-induced gunshot wound on the evening of April 9, after a suspected hit-and-run accident that took place earlier near Mesa Street and Agate Avenue.

On Sunday at approximately 7:42 p.m., an officer from the Granby Police Department responded to a hit-and-run vehicle accident. Upon arrival, the officer was provided with details of the incident and the reported location of the vehicle that allegedly left the scene.

After completing the on‐scene investigation, the officer proceeded to a residence on the 300 block of West Garnet Avenue. Witnesses had previously followed the driver of the vehicle that left the scene to this location, according to a press release from the Police Department.

Police say that an officer approached the front door of the residence and was greeted by a male subject who produced a handgun and fired it at himself, resulting in a fatal self‐induced gunshot wound. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene, and the firearm was recovered.

According to the Police Department, the officer did not fire his weapon.

The incident remains under investigation by the Police Department and Grand County Coroner’s
Office. Details about the hit and run and the suicide victims have not been released yet.

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