Montrose Police, CBI, and the 7th judicial Critical Incident Team are investigating a shootout that has fatally wounded 2 people (one, Sgt. David Kinterknecht and the other, the suspect–unoffically assumed to be Dennis Gurney), and injured two others (Officers Larry Witte and Rodney Ragsdale).
According to the Montrose County Assessor’s website, the home at 16915 64.50 Road belongs to Dennis & Pamela Gurney. The house, according to neighbor Beverly Howell, has been for sale for quite awhile, and this isn’t the first time law enforcement has responded to the Gurney residence for domestic violence. This house is located next to Cobble Creek, but is not a part of that subdivison.
As of 2:00 this afternoon, Officer Witte is listed in fair condition at Montrose Memorial Hospital. Officer Ragsdale was transferred to St. Mary’s this morning and he is listed in fair condition. Officers are invesigating whether the suspect shot himself or whether he was shot by an officer.
Get all available information in the press released provided by the Montrose Police Department, below.
AUDIO LISTEN To Neighbor Beverly Howell Explain The Crime Scene
(Incident happened Saturday July 25, 2009 at 16915 64.50 Road at the residence of Dennis & Pamela Gurney)
(Several law enforcement vehicles line the road to the house and the driveway of the Gurney residence the afternoon of 7/26/09)
((Several law enforcement vehicles line the road to the house of the Gurney residence the afternoon of 7/26/09)
(CBI on scene, 7/26/09)
(The separate garage to the left is believed to be where the man barricaded himself)
(All photos by Janine Mayfield)