A 31-year-old man, Colten Sirio, has been charged with kidnapping and menacing following an armed incident in Larimer County. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office reported that Sirio, armed with a handgun, was behaving in a threatening manner towards a woman pushing two small children in a stroller near Springfield Drive and Southridge Drive. The incident occurred at approximately 1:20 p.m., prompting a police response.
Authorities later discovered that Sirio was acquainted with the woman and children involved. Recognizing him from a previous incident on Monday, officers were aware that Sirio was wanted on suspicion of theft, criminal mischief, domestic violence, and a weapons charge related to that case.
According to the sheriff’s office, Sirio failed to comply with officer commands and proceeded to walk away with the victims. In response, a Fort Collins police officer discharged their weapon, shooting Sirio. Fortunately, neither the woman, children, nor the officers sustained any injuries during the incident.
Sirio received immediate first aid at the scene before being transported to a local hospital for further treatment. He was released from the hospital on Friday and subsequently booked into the Larimer County Jail. The charges against him include the outstanding warrant, as well as three counts of first-degree kidnapping, three counts of second-degree kidnapping, three counts of menacing, and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.