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Matthew Cotter To Appear Before Judge In Shooting Of Fort Lupton Police Sgt. Chris Pelton

FORT LUPTON, Colo. (CBS4)- Matthew Cotter, the teen who admitted to shooting Fort Lupton Police Sgt. Chris Pelton, will appear before a judge on Wednesday. Cotter, 19, is facing several charges, including attempted murder.

Pelton and other Fort Lupton officers responded to a home after residents say their daughter's boyfriend showed up in the front driveway with a gun on Dec. 2.

Fort Lupton OIS suspect Matthew Cotter (from Weld County DA)
Matthew Cotter (credit: Weld County)

Cotter had dated the girl, but the two broke up in August. Officers shot him after they say Cotter hid behind a fence, ambushed officers and shot Pelton in the face.

Pelton is out of a Denver ICU after undergoing surgeries for gunshot wound.

Chris Pelton pic (Morgan Co SO)
Fort Lupton Police Sgt. Chris Pelton recovers after being shot. (credit: Morgan County)

Cotter remains in custody on a $5 million bond.

Donation Opportunities for Sgt. Pelton:

Visit any Chase Bank. Make it payable to FOP Lodge 48 with the subject line Sgt. Pelton.  This is a nonprofit and tax-deductible organization.

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