Scuffle ends in shooting Sunday night
Victim suffers non life-threatening injury
By Coloradoan staff
Fort Collins police are investigating a shooting that injured a 31-year-old Fort Collins man just before midnight Sunday in an alley behind Avogadro’s Number in the 600 block of Mason Street.
Police spokesman Al Brown said Jason Kyler O’Donnell, told police two white men in their mid-20s fought with him, took his wallet and shot him in the hand during the scuffle. The suspects were last seen running northbound down the alley, Brown said in a news release.
O’Donnell is being treated at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.
Mark Patterson, who lives nearby, said he heard the gunshot, came out of his house and saw “two guys working the victim over,” punching and kicking him. “I started running and yelling at the guys that were doing this,” Patterson told The Coloradoan today. The men ran away, Patterson said.
Patterson said the victim had a bullet wound to his hand and was bleeding from the head.
The suspects were wearing blue jeans and gray T-shirts, according to police. One man was wearing a black baseball cap.
Police are asking for residents help in identifying the suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Marnie Christensen at 221-6580.
FORT COLLINS - A man was mugged in an alley and then shot in the hand by two unidentified men late Sunday night, police said.
Thirty-one-year-old Jason Kyler O'Donnell of Fort Collins told officers two men stole his wallet after fighting with him in the alley behind Avogadro's Number at 605 S. Mason, police said. During the altercation, O'Donnell was shot in his right hand, according to police.
O'Donnell described his attackers as white men, about 20-24 years old, wearing blue jeans and grey T-shirts. One of the men was wearing a black baseball cap, O'Donnell said. No other description of the attackers was available.
Police said the attack occurred at about 11:50 p.m.
O'Donnell was taken in an ambulance to Poudre Valley Emergency Room where he was treated for his injuries, police said.
Police are asking for assistance in identifying the suspects in their ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about the attack or the suspects is urged to contact Fort Collins