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Fort Collins Cop, Burglar Wounded in Shootout

Fort Collins Cop, Burglar Wounded in Shootout

The Denver Post via YellowBrix

December 27, 2009

Fort Collins Police Department have released the names of the police officer and burglary suspect who were shot and injured at a Fort Collins home late Christmas night.

The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Loveland resident Andrew Nardello. The officers involved in the shooting are Sgt. Richard Zeigler and Officer Allen Heaton, who was wounded.

Zeigler has been with Fort Collins Police Services for 21 years and Heaton joined in January 2007.

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Zeigler and Heaton drove to the 2400 block of West Stuart Street last night at 11:23 p.m. on a report of suspicious activity, Rita Davis, Fort Collins police spokeswoman said.

When they arrived they were confronted by an “intruder in the residence,” she said.

Shots were exchanged.

Nardello was shot once and Officer Heaton was shot mutiple times.

Nardello and Heaton were rushed to the Medical Center of the Rockies for treatment non-life threatening injuries.

Police are investigating the shooting.

Both Zeigler and Heaton have been placed on administrative leave during the investigation, as is customary after a police-involved shooting.


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    David4946

    over 4 years ago

    1326 Comments

    Get Well Soon

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    clearforcode7

    over 4 years ago

    394 Comments

    Speedy recovery to the officers involved! Go to jail P.O.S

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    OFCR3627

    over 4 years ago

    6502 Comments

    Glad it was non-life threating for the Officer!

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    matsnap

    over 4 years ago

    482 Comments

    Speedy recovery to the officer

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    My prayers for a speedy recovery to the officer involved!

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    JP503

    over 4 years ago

    7616 Comments

    Speedy recovery to the officer

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    beejac

    over 4 years ago

    1424 Comments

    We pray for a rapid recovery for Officer Heaton.

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado is the place to recover. Best wishes to Officer Heaton in his full recovery. As for the shooter, I hope he spends the rest of his life with my friend, J. L. Thyme.

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    dbad0745

    over 4 years ago

    64 Comments

    Quick recovery Officer Heaton. Your at a hospital that I will go to if I'm ever in need. Probably the best on the front range.

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    rsironron

    over 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Quick recovery to both officers.

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    FireDad

    over 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Get well soon Officers..

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    FireDad

    over 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Get well soon Officers..

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Get well soon Officer Heaton.

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    natasha74

    over 4 years ago

    604 Comments

    Get well Soon

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    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    50466 Comments

    Speedy recovery to Officer Heaton.

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