Police shoot man in Eaton during exchange of gunfire

Eaton police officers shot a man after he fired at them Friday morning, a press release from the Weld County Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities say they were responding to a disturbance in progress in the 1200 block of Aspen Court at 1:28 a.m. Friday. Eaton police officers were dispatched after callers said they could hear an argument between a man and woman.

When the police officers arrived at the scene at 1:32 a.m. they encountered a man with a gun, authorities said.

The man fired multiple rounds at officers, the press release said.

Officers returned fire, hitting the man.

The man was transported to the hospital for gunshot wounds, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office said.

The two officers were not injured in the shootout.

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