Craig police investigate shooting on Yampa Avenue Monday
Craig Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred about 10:15 a.m. Monday at the corner of Yampa Avenue and Eighth Street in Craig.
Two men were traveling northbound on Yampa Avenue in separate vehicles when the suspect, 38-year-old Anthony Montano of Collbran, pulled over to allow the victim to drive around him, said Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta.
Montano allegedly pulled a handgun and shot at the victim, striking his vehicle in the right front fender, according to a press release from the police department. No one was injured, and the only damage was a bullet hole in the vehicle.
The victim reported the incident to police, who were able to find Montano based on the vehicle description. He was stopped by officers about 10:42 a.m. and detained, the release said.
The two men know each other, police discovered. Montano is allegedly dating the victim’s estranged wife.
Montano was arrested on charges including felon in possession of a weapon, unlawful discharge of a firearm, possession of an illegal weapon and felony menacing. He is being held at the Moffat County Jail.
Deputies with Moffat County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the scene and police department investigators are actively investigating the incident.
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