Officer-Involved Shooting Suspect Suspected of Murder in FOCO
The man suspected of stabbing a woman to death in Fort Collins is also dead. Police have identified the suspect in the death of Sherri Allman as George Newman. Newman was killed in an officer-involved shooting earlier this month at a motel near Allman’s home. A few days later police were at Allman’s residence to conduct a welfare check requested by neighbors and found her body. They estimate she was killed on or around September 28th.
On October 1st, Fort Collins 9-1-1 received a call regarding a suspicious circumstance at America’s Best Value Inn North College Avenue. The caller said he heard a loud noise and a hole appeared in the ceiling above him. Fort Collins Police officers responded and tried to make contact with the suspect, later identified as Newman. Newman opened the door wielding a firearm and an officer fired his duty weapon, striking and killing the suspect.
The officer, Sergeant Justin Gallimore has served with FCPS since 2009. He was placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with agency policy. FCPS intends to make body camera video from this incident available for public release once all investigative and review processes have concluded. The 8th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) was activated to investigate the officer-involved shooting. The homicide investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Siobhan Seymour at 970-416-2195 or Larimer County Crime Stoppers at (970) 221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
SOURCE: Fort Collins Police News Release