Name of Deceased Released in Cañon City OIS

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05/10/2021—The name of the deceased in the Cañon City Police Department officer-involved shooting has been named. 

Dalton Lee Buckholz (DOB: 08/10/1992), Cañon City, was shot during an incident involving two members of the Cañon City Police Department near the Quality Inn on Colorado State Highway 50 near Dozier Avenue, just after 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021.  A 20-year-old male passenger inside the vehicle was also shot, but is expected to survive his injuries.

Two members of the Cañon City Police Department attempted to make contact with Buckholz, who was driving a black, 1999 Infiniti near the Quality Inn motel in Cañon City when, at some point during the incident, shots were fired by the two members of the department. Members of the Cañon City Police Department were not injured as a result of the incident.

The Cañon City Police Department requested that the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigate this incident.

The officers remain on administrative leave per Cañon City Police Department.

Although there have been a number of unconfirmed reports circulating about the circumstances of the case, because of the active nature of the investigation involving the officer-involved shooting, specific details cannot be released at this time.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the CBI will present the case to the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for review.