Man shot in Moffat County Tuesday identified |

Man shot in Moffat County Tuesday identified

No arrests made, investigation continues

— A shooting took place in Moffat County Tuesday night, and law officials are currently investigating the incident.

Ron Torgersen, 51, was shot 30 miles northeast of Craig in Wilderness Ranch, according to a statement released by the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim was first transported to The Memorial Hospital after the episode and was recently transferred out of TMH to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, but the Sheriff’s Office said it doesn’t have further information on his health status, largely due to health privacy laws.

The Sheriff’s Office stated that two people were involved in the shooting, Torgersen and David Hazelip, 57, both fired weapons. But, no one has been arrested.

“No arrests have been made in conjunction to the shooting. The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office wants to reassure the public and citizens of Moffat County that no threat to public safety exists due to this incident,” according to the statement.

According to the Wilderness Ranch Land Owners Association website, Laurie Torgersen, Ron Torgersen’s wife, and Hazelip own adjacent lots in the subdivision. Torgersen owns lot 171 and Hazelip owns lot 161.

Lt. KC Hume said the Sheriff’s Office couldn’t release any more information because the case is still under investigation. He also noted that not all shootings require an arrest immediately following an incident.

“In each and every criminal case, we are tasked with developing probable cause before an arrest can be made,” Hume said. “From a case development standpoint, there are some details that we can’t release.”

The Craig Daily Press will continue to follow this story as it develops.

Contact Erin Fenner at 970-875-1794 or

Noelle Leavitt Riley contributed to this report. Contact her at 970-875-1790 or

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