Shooting at Moffat Dollar General ends in arrest


MOFFAT — A 61-year-old Moffat man is in custody after allegedly shooting a man in the Moffat Dollar General parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 2.

On Oct. 2 a call was received of a shooting in the Moffat Dollar General parking lot. According to Saguache County Sheriff Dan Warwick, an argument broke out between two people in a vehicle in the parking lot.

At some point, the argument escalated and the suspect, Joseph Taylor, allegedly shot the victim in the abdomen. The suspect then drove down Highway 17 toward Alamosa with the victim still in the vehicle.

“We are not sure why the suspect drove down 17 with the victim,” Warwick said.

The victim called 911 at some point and Saguache County and Alamosa County sheriff's office deputies, Alamosa Police Department and Center Police Department officers and Colorado State Patrol responded to the incident.

The vehicle was stopped by law enforcement in the Mosca area, where the victim was taken by ambulance to Alamosa and later transported to Colorado Springs for further care.

Taylor was arrested by Saguache County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of first-degree murder after deliberation with intent, first-degree assault with intent, menacing with a deadly weapon, reckless endangerment, and illegal discharge of a firearm. He is being held without bond in Saguache County Jail.

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