Multi-state manhunt ends near Baggs

Suspect in Denver shooting pursued to Encampment

On the evening of August 26, the hunt for a suspect involved in a drive-by shooting in Denver came to a dramatic end on Highway 789 between Baggs and Rawlins. 

By the time law enforcement apprehended 30 year old Jose Valdez of Craig, Colorado, he had been pursued across state lines and through five Wyoming communities. Encampment K-12 School also initiated a two-hour delay on Thursday morning to allow law enforcement to search the property.

With the pursuit of Valdez beginning in Colorado, both he and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies crossed into Wyoming in the early hours...


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