A man shot an Evans police officer early this morning and officers returned fire, hitting the suspect.

The incident happened at about 1 a.m. in the 2400 block of Quay Street, according to an Evans Police Department media release.

Officers went to the home on a medical assist call and when they arrived, a man opened fire, police said.

Officer Peter Bratton was shot in the upper back, police said. He is in stable condition and continues to undergo medical treatment for his injuries, which are not life threatening.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was shot in the head. He is scheduled for surgery, police said. Further details on his condition were not released.

Bratton and a second officer, who has not been identified, returned fire in the incident this morning, police said. That officer was not hit by gun fire.

A woman who was home at the time was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries, which do "not appear to be related to the shooting," police said.

The incident is being investigated by the Weld County Sheriff's Office, Greeley Police Department and Evans police.

Kieran Nicholson: 303-954-1822 or knicholson@denverpost.com



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